Berens River RCMP investigating homicide after assault victim dies

Berens River detachment. Photo: RCMP.

RCMP are investigating a homicide in Berens River First Nation after a man was assaulted and died of his injuries.

On Saturday, at approximately 4:20 am, RCMP responded to an assault at a residence in Berens River First Nation. The victim, a 38-year-old man from Bloodvein First Nation, was taken to hospital.

He succumbed to his injuries Monday.

Police are calling his death as a homicide.

Berens River RCMP along with Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services, continue to investigate.