North Cowichan/Duncan investigating early morning homicide

North Cowichan\Duncan, B.C. Island District

2021-03-01 14:56 PST

File # 2121-3190

The North Cowichan Duncan RCMP in investigating an early morning assault with a weapon that resulted in a man's death.

Just after 1a.m. on March 1, 2021 North Cowichan Duncan RCMP frontline officers were called after several reports of an assault with a weapon were called in the area of Cowichan Lake Road.

When officers arrived they located two men outside a residence. One immediately surrendered to the officers, and the other was found suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local area hospital by BC Ambulance where unfortunately was later pronounced dead. The other man was taken into police custody without incident where he remains.

The North Cowichan Duncan General Investigation Section (GIS) was notified and is currently investigating says Staff Sergeant Chris Swain. While the investigation is in the preliminary stages, police believe this was an isolated incident and there is no on-going risk to the general public

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating to determine how, where, when and by what means he came to his death. Due to the privacy of the deceased, neither organization will be releasing or confirming identity.

Investigators are seeking anyone who may have been a witness, to contact the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP Detachment at 250-748-5522.

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

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