Lac du Bonnet RCMP responded to a report of shooting in a wooded area off of Silver Bridge Road just south of Elma on October 5th at approximately 7:55am.
Police arrived at the scene and were advised that a 59-year-old male, from Rosengart, Manitoba, had been pronounced deceased. Police said the investigation determined that the victim was shot by 45-year-old German citizen Carsten Aust who had been hunting. The victim and the accused were not known to each other and were not hunting together.
On October 6th police charged Aust with manslaughter. He was remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 7th.