Slain Yellowknife taxi driver ID'd as RCMP lay murder charges
Elias Schiller, 18, faces murder charge in death of Ahmed Mahamud Ali, a City Cab driver
An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Ahmed Mahamud Ali, a Yellowknife cab driver who died earlier this week.
Elias Schiller is in custody and faces a murder charge, RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.
The taxi driver was found unconscious in the back seat of a City Cab vehicle just outside Yellowknife's Stanton Territorial Hospital early Monday morning.
The man was taken into the hospital after he was found, but was pronounced dead shortly afterward, RCMP have said.
Ali's identity was confirmed by Shirley McGrath, the general manager of City Cab.
RCMP have not released Ali's name, but a spokesperson confirmed to CBC News that the victim's next of kin has been notified.
"While the investigation is still in early stages, we'd like to assure the citizens of Yellowknife and the community of taxi drivers that we have apprehended the suspect and there is no public safety risk at this time," RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon said in Tuesday's news release.
Schiller's first court appearance is set for Friday in Yellowknife.
With files from Sidney Cohen