Pangnirtung man charged with first-degree murder

Steven Evic, 33, charged in connection with shooting death of 32-year-old man

A Pangnirtung man has been charged with first-degree murder, following the death of a man from a gunshot wound on Aug. 28. (File photo)

By Jane George

A 33-year-old Pangnirtung man, Steven Evic, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 32-year-old man, the RCMP said today in a news release.

On Friday, Aug. 28, shortly after 1 a.m., members of the Pangnirtung RCMP detachment went to a residence in the community of about 1,600 where they found a dead 32-year-old man.

The man had died as result of a gunshot wound, the RCMP said in the Aug. 31 release.

The V Division Major Crime Unit, V Division Forensic Identification Services and the Pangnirtung RCMP conducted an investigation into the death, which led to the arrest of Evic, the RCMP said.

Evic is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 29 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.

The Nunavut RCMP said they would like to hear from anyone who has information or may have witnessed the shooting on Aug. 27.

The police say that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has information about it should come forward and call them at 867-979-1111 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers by entering the letters NWTNUTIPS, plus your message, and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES), the police said.

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