Kinngait man charged after reports of shots fired near RCMP detachment
Pavinak Petaulassie is facing multiple weapons-related charges
A man arrested after reports of shots being fired near the Kinngait’s RCMP detachment last week has been identified as 30-year-old Pavinak Petaulassie.
Petaulassie has been charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possessing a weapon while being prohibited to do so, pointing a firearm and two counts of careless use of a firearm, said RCMP Cpl. Pauline Melanson in an email.
Around 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, RCMP issued a notice for people in Kinngait to shelter in place after there were reports of shots fired near the police detachment.
Nearly 30 minutes later, at 4:34, the shelter-in-place order was cancelled.
Petaulassie was the only person involved in the incident, Melanson said.