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LENGTHY CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – Police investigate the shooting scene at the 202 Motor Inn on Jarvis Street on Sunday morning. Below are the photos of the two male suspects police released after the shooting.

RCMP probe serious shooting

Two men have been arrested in relation to a serious shooting in downtown Whitehorse early Sunday morning.

By Whitehorse Star on December 2, 2019

Two men have been arrested in relation to a serious shooting in downtown Whitehorse early Sunday morning.

The RCMP said officers responded to the call not long after 2 a.m. The shooting took place outside of the 202 Motor Inn on Jarvis Street.

“The RCMP can confirm that an adult male sustained, what police believe to be a serious life-threatening gunshot wound as a result of the shooting,” police said in a release.

His name, and the names of the two men arrested, had not been released as of late this morning.

The Major Crime Unit investigated the matter.

Police had asked the public for help to both identify and find the two males suspects, who were considered armed and dangerous.

Police warned the public not to approach either man but to promptly call the authorities to report any sighting.

They were described as black, approximately six feet tall, and possibly driving a silver Toyota Tacoma truck.

They were found and arrested Sunday evening. There were no details of the arrests, and no word of any charges.

“The two men wanted by the Yukon RCMP have been taken into custody,” police said.

“The investigation by the RCMP M Division Major Crime Unit is ongoing. Thanks to the media and public for your assistance.”

Comments (21)

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Truth on Dec 6, 2019 at 4:16 am

It’s drug dealers killing drug dealers. Sad this is happening but don't sell drugs and the gov can get rid of them all, even Canadians that do.

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Groucho d'North on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Odd headline, I suspect most Yukoners would consider all shootings serious.

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YukonMax on Dec 5, 2019 at 8:14 am

More "deeply rooted Canadians" committing crimes...

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Mick on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Nice try. These guys came into Canada under you beloved Harper government.

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drum on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:42 pm

This is what we are allowing into Canada. He was supposed to be deported and was not.
Trudeau needs to protect us instead of allowing criminals into this country and not deporting them when it is discovered they are criminals. Start getting rid of this trash - they do not deserve to be in Canada,

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Politico on Dec 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Wow! The Liberals just completed their first term in office and the Territorial Libs haven't got through their first. How come the 13 yrs the Cons were in power and the 11 or so the YP were in they did nothing to stop this. The laws here are far older that either Liberal regime , just the Cons here blaming someone else for the laws they passed and the laws they didn't repeal. Harpercrited!!

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Useless Scum on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

Throw these parasites out of Canada, now. Don't even bother with sentencing just put them on a plane and drop them off in Sudan, preferably out of the plane sans parachute.

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Greiko on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:02 am

Glowing examples of a system falling hard to the left. Look at WCC today they have only 40 inmates...forty, the place holds 120, vacancy rates through the roof, as many employees working as there are clients. Crime has not gone down, police are charging bad people every day, however when they go to court they are released on conditions that are so ridiculous it would bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

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Pjt1959 on Dec 4, 2019 at 8:15 am

Problem with this is we all know that they are not going to be punished to the full extent. First off this was premeditated murder as it’s illegal to carry a handgun. So just for that offence since used in a crime should be 15 years on parole or time served, but Trudeau says it’s the legal gun owners fault so that won’t happen. Second is again they probably are going to use they are mistreated and required to carry a gun. Third victims have no rights under the current give a hug and it’s ok world. So when it comes down to it they may get a little time but are not going to really pay for the crime. That’s my rant.

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Marion on Dec 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

I would like to know if these men will be held accountable for their actions at Loma that night and for driving erratically from Loma to 202? This was reported and really? This what my tax pays for us refugees?? Like this? Deport them.

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Nicky on Dec 3, 2019 at 7:17 pm

This incident is not surprising for a country that opens it's border to tens of thousands of people being deported from the US because of criminal records, or failure to qualify for citizenship or work visas. At least 50% of the illegal migrants to Canada have no legal skills to sell, and Border Services has no idea where they are.
This is what you voted for -- a govt. that promotes lawlessness and panders to criminals.

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Dave on Dec 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm

@Sick of it: Well, you voted for the Liberals and Trudeau so you obviously wanted more of the same to continue. I have zero sympathy for you as you and left wingers such as yourself voted for S—- like this to continue for the rest of us.

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sick of it! on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm

2005, in Calgary: "With the car stopped, the man (Malakal Kwony Tuel), pulled the driver from the car while the teen (his younger accomplice), pointed the handgun at the driver's head.
"Leaving the victim on the ground, the two accused threw the driver's
wheelchair into the ditch, then stole his car," Kay said.

Two male suspects were eventually taken into custody at the
West Louise Lodge, after they got the victim's vehicle stuck in a ditch.
Police found a cap gun on the suspects and a small amount of cocaine ...

Charged with robbery using an imitation weapon, assault with a weapon and
unlawful use of an imitation firearm are 20-year-old Malakal Kwony Tuel…"

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sick of it! on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:16 pm

From 2013, a year after he was first ordered deported. Medicine Hat: "CFSEU arrested Malakal TUEL and Duop LOL on Highway #1 at Redcliff, Alberta. Investigators located 162 grams of crack cocaine in the vehicle, along with $1,710 cash.
As a result of further investigation, Duane LEWIS was arrested on Cassills Road in Brooks, Alberta. A search of the suspect and his vehicle turned up 714 grams of cocaine and $1,130 cash. Subsequently, Lensa YOUSEF and Venessa ANDRADE were also arrested at the same location with $13,575 cash and 10 grams of crack cocaine.
In total, 886 grams of cocaine, $16,415 cash and a $60,000 Mercedes SUV were seized. The estimated street value of the drug seized is $88,600.
As a result, the following charges were laid:
Winnipeg resident Malakal Tuel (male), age 28, is charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession of proceeds of crime, and two counts of breach of recognizance;"

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sick of it! on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

"Malakal Kwony TUEL " From Sudan. In 2012, ordered removed from Canada for 'serious criminality', after being convicted of a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Inexplicably, he was released, and in 2016, while protesting his removal, was again convicted of a crime, this time possession of stolen goods over $5000. Inexplicably again, he was released, came up to the Yukon with a gun, and shot a person in the head.

Question of the day: Will Malakal Kwony TUEL be deported this time? Or does he have to shoot a few more people before he is held behind bars and then escorted to his plane for his trip back home?

My guess is that he was a violent parasite in the Sudan / South Sudan before he called himself a refugee and moved to Canada. He drew the lucky card for an immigration judge (as individuals, our immigration judges have admission rates ranging from 10% at the low end, to 90%); and got in the country. Then, as usual, our entire immigration system was pathetic and inept and he remained in this country committing crimes up until today.

I am no conservative voter, in fact I voted for Trudeau because I disagree with Scheer's homophobic views and his objection to the rights that women currently have. But I can tell you this. I am thoroughly FED UP with our virtue signalling and bending over backward to give every single benefit of the doubt to violent, parasitical criminals who come to Canada pretending to want to be a part of our community.

There must be a billion people who would love to come to Canada, and we are pandering to THIS?!

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Bandit on Dec 3, 2019 at 1:37 pm

@ Scoot Yukon
Good catch, Trudope better get his cheque book ready, He paid a convicted terrorist 10 million for being treated unfairly and this POS should have been deported a long time ago, which could have prevented this man from being shot. If I was this mans family I would be suing the crap out of our justice system.

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Josey Wales on Dec 3, 2019 at 10:03 am

Three words...good job coppers!

...and yes a few more.
Nice to have some diversity in our criminal activity, I feel so culturally enriched now.

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My Opinion on Dec 3, 2019 at 4:48 am

The pictures of those two guys they were looking for looked like they may have been the convenience store robbers too.

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Scoot Yukon on Dec 2, 2019 at 8:22 pm

Interesting note re: 36 year old suspect, from the other News:

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jc on Dec 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Well anyway, "Diversity is our Strength". It'll all balance itself out some day.

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Rob on Dec 2, 2019 at 4:35 pm

This is terrible. Wishing this young man a hopeful and full recover. Prayers to the family.
Thank you to RCMP for a speedy apprehension of these two individuals.

Maybe it's time, well not maybe...it’s time to start chasing these drug parasites of human waste outta the Yukon. I don’t even enjoy going to Whitehorse anymore let alone a evening out at the bars.

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