RCMP investigating hunting fatality south of Elma, Manitoba; German citizen charged with Manslaughter

Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba – On October 5, 2021, at 7:55 pm, Lac du Bonnet RCMP responded to a report of an adult male suffering from a gun shot wound in a wooded area off of Silver Bridge Road, located south of Elma, Manitoba.

Officers attended to the scene and were advised that a 59-year-old male, from Rosengart, Manitoba, had been pronounced deceased.

The investigation has determined that the victim was shot by a 45-year-old male who was hunting in the area. The victim and the 45-year-old male were not known to each other and were not hunting together when the incident occurred.

(File Photo) Manslaughter

On October 6, 2021, RCMP charged 45-year-old Carsten Aust, a German citizen, with Manslaughter. He was remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled for today in Winnipeg.

Lac du Bonnet RCMP, along with assistance from Major Crime Services, RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Manitoba Conservation Officer Service continue to investigate.

Lac du Bonnet RCMP

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