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One person is in police custody following a fatal Monday night altercation at a home on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo RCMP say.

On June 20th at around 10 p.m., police were called to a home on Eighth Street in south Nanaimo for a disturbance report. Upon arrival, officers found a woman dead.

A short time later, a male suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien.

“At this time, investigators do not believe there is any further risk to the public,” added O’Brien, noting the suspect was initially arrested for murder, though charges have yet to be laid.

This isn’t Nanaimo’s first homicide of 2022.

In late March, Buzz Coffee House in Nanaimo reopened after an on-site murder closed the Rutherford Road café for several weeks, co-owner Phil Baker told Victoria Buzz at the time.

It was back on February 12th when Baker’s grandfather, 79-year-old Eric Kutzner, was working a shift at the café.

That morning, RCMP were called to do a well-being check, and when officers arrived at around 9 a.m., they found Kutzner dead.

There was also another man on scene, 29-year-old James Turok of Nanaimo, who has since been charged with one count of 2nd-degree murder in the case.

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