Following an alleged physical altercation between a man and a few other people and several rounds were subsequently fired from a long gun in the direction of others on Sunday night, RCMP arrested and charged a Resolute resident.

The accused allegedly returned to his home during the incident to fetch the firearm that was discharged around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 6.

There were no injuries or damage to property, according to police.

Solomon Idlout, 35, faces 18 criminal charges including two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, two counts of discharge a firearm with intent, common nuisance endangering life, two counts of failure to comply with court conditions and nine counts of failure to comply with a weapons prohibition.

The accused is being kept in jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Resolute.

The charges against Idlout have not been proven in court.


Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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