North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are investigating an assault that resulted in one man’s death over the weekend.

Police were called to a residence in the 3200-block of Cowichan Lake Road just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday May 4th.

When they arrived, they found a 23-year-old man suffering from fatal injuries. He was soon pronounced dead at the residence.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Daniel Coogan at the scene, who has since been charged with one count of murder. He is expected to appear in court again on May 21st.

“While we understand that such an incident is concerning for our residents, we want to reassure our community that this was an isolated incident and the victim and the man charged were known to each other,” stated Inspector Chris Bear, Officer in Charge of the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP.

As of the time of publication, officers remain at the scene which will remain inaccessible to the public while the investigation is ongoing.