Man charged in Yellowknife shooting arrested in Winnipeg: RCMP

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Keiron Alexander Shiferaw-Reid, of Edmonton, Alta., was arrested in Winnipeg, Man., on charges related to a shooting in Yellowknife, said RCMP.  (RCMP - image credit)
Keiron Alexander Shiferaw-Reid, of Edmonton, Alta., was arrested in Winnipeg, Man., on charges related to a shooting in Yellowknife, said RCMP. (RCMP - image credit)

An Edmonton man has been arrested in Manitoba in connection to a shooting in Yellowknife, while the victim remains in hospital more than two weeks after the incident, RCMP said Saturday.

Keiron Alexander Shiferaw-Reid, 21, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and careless use of a firearm, following a shooting on Nov. 11.

RCMP did not specify when Shiferaw-Reid was arrested, but said he was taken into custody in Winnipeg, Man., with help from the Winnipeg Police Service and Manitoba RCMP's major crime unit.

A court date has not yet been set, police say.

On Nov. 11, police responded to the area of 51A Avenue in Yellowknife and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries and is still in hospital, police say.

RCMP first asked for the public's help finding a suspect on Nov. 13. Police said the suspect was considered "armed and dangerous," but did not know his name or age at the time.

Police later identified Shiferaw-Reid as the suspect Nov. 23.

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