Coroner’s jury rules Nunavut police shooting a homicide

POND INLET—Twenty-year-old Kunuk Qamaniq died by homicide in Pond Inlet last year, after the armed man was shot by an RCMP officer, a coroner’s jury ruled, on Friday, Nov. 9, in a verdict that concluded a four-day inquest into the man’s death.

“David Kunuk Qajaakuttuk Qamaniq died as a result of a single gunshot wound through the neck,” the jury foreman said, when reading the verdict in the Baffin hamlet’s community hall at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday after three hours of deliberations. The manner of death, he said, was homicide.

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