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.
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.
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