The scales of justice have tipped against a Watson Lake man who was assaulted during a break in on December 2.
On Friday, William Whimp, 35, was charged with three counts of failure to comply with the storage, display, transport and handling of firearms.
Whimp is the second person charged in connection with that incident.
On Thursday, Stacey Stanley Cletheroe, 26, was charged with one count of break and enter to commit aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and disguise with intent to commit an offence, according to Whitehorse RCMP.
On December 2, Cletheroe and another unknown assailant entered Whimp’s house and assaulted him.
Whimp freed himself, grabbed a firearm and shot Cletheroe in the leg.
The second intruder escaped without injury.
At approximately 7 a.m. on that day, police and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene.
Whimp was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital with minor injuries and subsequently released.
Cletheroe was transferred to Vancouver for further medical treatment.
RCMP seized three rifles from his residence after the altercation.
The second assailant remains at large.
Whitehorse RCMP’s major crimes unit is continuing its investigation.