Yellowknife RCMP looking for alleged shooting suspect

Police have somehow obtained this clear photo of the alleged shooter but still do not have a name. RCMP has refused to say how it got the photo.

Yellowknife RCMP is looking for a person that allegedly carried out a shooting last Thursday.

It took police more than 48 hours to notify the public of the incident.

In the early morning of Nov. 11, officers arrived at the scene in the area of 51A Ave. and found a man that had been shot multiple times. The man was taken to Stanton hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

While the photo of the alleged suspect is quite clear, police say they still do not have the man’s identity.

CKLB asked RCMP how it obtained a photo without a name.

“I recognize that it’s a strange set of circumstances but I can’t divulge the photo’s source at this time. All I can say is the person in the picture is the suspect of this shooting and that investigators do not know his legal identity,” said Cst. Matt Halstead, RCMP spokesperson.

Residents with information can contact RCMP at 867-669-1111 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477,,  or text: “nwtnutips” and a message to 274637.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to