Nunavut man, 19, charged with murder in Yellowknife
35-year-old victim was from Kugluktuk, police confirm
Updated on Monday, July 31, 2023 at 9:30 p.m.
An incident in Yellowknife has left one Nunavut man dead and another Nunavut man charged with murder.
On July 22, at approximately 7:15 p.m., RCMP officers from the Yellowknife detachment responded to a report of an assault in the parking lot of Capital Suites on Franklin Avenue, Cpl. Matt Halstead said.
They found a 35-year-old male, who police say was from Kugluktuk, unresponsive and suffering serious injuries. He was transported to hospital and subsequently airlifted to Edmonton in serious condition.
The victim later died in hospital. Police did not release his name.
Soon after the incident, RCMP officers arrested Darren Nulliayuk of Nunavut and charged him with aggravated assault, common assault and uttering threats.
Late Monday, police confirmed Nulliayuk had been charged with murder.
He appeared in court and was held in custody. Police did not identify Nulliayuk’s hometown.
The investigation is being led by the RCMP’s major crime unit.
Correction: This story was updated from a previous version to correct the name of the man who was charged as it appeared in the photo caption.