Two arrested in connection to May shooting

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While the investigation isn’t over, Yellowknife RCMP have charged Billy McNeely and Aaron Stoodley in connection to a shooting on May 26.

According to a police news release, officers responded to a call in the early hours of the morning at Grayling Manor on 53rd street in Yellowknife.

Police found a 25-year-old man who had been shot. He was brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 38-year-old McNeely faces a handful of gun related charges.

Stoodley, 31, is charged with one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Despite the charges, the RCMP news release says, “no evidence at this point is linking them to causing the victim’s injuries.”

Police are asking anyone with helpful information to get in touch at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at, or text: “nwtnutips” plus the message to 274637.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.