Man dies after altercation in Ivujivik; police arrest suspect

22 year-old man found critically injured May 18 after incident at residence

Sureté du Québec say a 22-year-old is charged with manslaughter in the May 18 death of a man in Ivujivik last week. (Photo courtesy of Sureté du Québec)

By Cedric Gallant - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A suspect is in custody following a May 18 incident that left a 22-year-old man dead in Ivujivik.

Sureté du Québec identified the victim as Willie Iyaituk in an email to Nunatsiaq News.

Police say they were alerted about a man who had been hurt in an altercation at a residence at about 11 p.m. on May 18.

Officers arrived to find a man critically injured. He was transported to the local health centre, where he died.

A 22-year-old man is charged with manslaughter, according to Sureté du Québec. His next court appearance at the Palais de Justice of Val-d’Or is scheduled for Wednesday.

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