A 31-year-old Sandy Bay man has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to a death in the community Tuesday night.

RCMP say they were called to a local residence around 10 p.m. where they found a seriously injured male.

Officers say 33-year-old Darnell Bear was later pronounced deceased at a local health centre.

Thomas Johnny Bernard Ross is charged with second-degree murder and was due to appear in Pelican Narrows Provincial Court Thursday afternoon.