RCMP responded to the report of the sudden death of a man at the sobering centre, located on 50 St. in Yellowknife on January 8th at approximately 7:30am.
Police said the victim was a 38-year-old man. His identity has not been released.
Moran Nitsiza of Yellowknife was arrested without incident on January 10th, and charged with murder.
Inspector Dyson Smith said, “The RCMP worked diligently on this investigation and have made an arrest in relation to this tragic death. Although this incident occurred near one of the city’s shelters, this was not a factor as to why this happened. We are also very mindful of the impact this has on the neighbours and the community as a whole. We are thankful that these centres are available in reducing harm in our community.”
Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.