Taloyoak man charged with firearms offences
Lawrence Kootook, 21, was arrested and released with several conditions
A 21-year-old Taloyoak man is facing firearms charges after allegedly discharging a weapon within the Nunavut community on April 11.
Lawrence Kootook was arrested without incident, according to an RCMP news release. He appeared before a justice of the peace on Monday, April 15, and was “released with several conditions.”
The RCMP had received a report on April 11 that Kootook had fired several rounds within the hamlet and fled the scene. The shots fired had caused no injuries.
He was charged with discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life, as well as “several other criminal code offences.”
Kootook’s next scheduled court appearance is on July 15 in Taloyoak.