Iqaluit RCMP Lay Charges in Death of Cst. Scott
Iqaluit, Nunavut – November 7, 2007 – RCMP today charged Pingoatuk (Ping) Kolola of Kimmirut, Nunavut, with first degree murder in the shooting death Monday of RCMP Cst. Douglas Scott.
Kolola, 37, a resident of Kimmirut, was taken into police custody without incident at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday and transported by RCMP aircraft to Iqaluit where he remains in custody.
The investigation is ongoing.
A news conference will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the Baffin Room of the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit to provide updates.
For further information contact (867) 975-4422 or (867) 975-4787.