La Loche RCMP responded to a report of an assault in progress on May 25th, between two adults, near a recreation area in the community. It has been reported that a 19-year-old man intervened in the assault prevent further injury to the woman, and was also assaulted.
Police arrived to find Dawson Herman, 19, severely injured. Herman was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Jones Herman, 22, from La Loche, was arrested on May, 26th and charged with second-degree murder.
RCMP has not released the relationship between the victim and the suspect.