Police charge Fort Smith suspect, shotguns still missing

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Police have formally charged a 17-year-old following two break and enters, and a shooting that happened on Mar. 4 in Fort Smith.

The youth is facing two charges of break and enter at the Department of Lands office, and at a residence. He’s also facing a charge of careless use of a firearm after shots were fired at a residence.

Police say multiple stolen shotguns are still missing.

On Mar. 4, police confirmed a shooting that left one person dead in the community. They have not connected both incidents, and the shooting is still being investigated.

The victim’s body has been sent to Edmonton for an autopsy later this week.

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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 francis@cklbradio.com