Arrest made in connection with death of 24-year-old man in Shamattawa

Shamattawa RCMP and RCMP Major Crime Services said Aug. 29 that they have made an arrest in connection with an Aug. 27 death of a 24-year-old man.

Dural Miles, 19, is charged with manslaughter and three counts of breach of recognizance and was remanded into custody until a scheduled appearance in Thompson provincial court Thursday.

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The victim was brought to the community’s nursing station on Tuesday and later died.

RCMP were called to the nursing station around 6:15 a.m. that morning.

Shamattawa First Nation Chief Eric Redhead said in an emailed statement Aug. 27 that the killing of the man is hitting the community hard and asked for privacy for the victim’s family and friends.

“The young man who lost his life was employed with the First Nation and was well-liked and respected in our community,” Redhead said. “He had a lot of friends and was very active in Shamattawa. Our community is going through a great loss at this time.”

RCMP Major Crime Services and forensic identification units from Winnipeg and Thompson are assisting the investigation. Redhead said local crisis teams and other resources are being deployed to help residents affected by the man’s death.

Shamattawa is located about 360 kilometres east of Thompson.

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