A jury in a coroner’s inquest ruled the 2016 death of Charles Qirngnirq, homicide by police

According to CBC.ca, Charles Qirngnirq, 21, was killed by police on Dec. 19, 2016, after RCMP received reports of a male with a rifle at the Gjoa Haven airport.

Two RCMP members tried to de-escalate the situation, by asking Charles Qirngnirq to put the firearm down, police said. Qirngnirq was about 84 metres away from the officers when CPL. Ian Crowe shot him.

It was later confirmed that the bullets Qirngnirq had were for a different type of firearm and could not have been loaded into his gun.

On October 8th, 2021 the jury determined the Manner of death to be a homicide.