23-year-old Christopher Swanson killed in Sault Ste. Marie shooting

Police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., say a local man has been charged in connection with the weekend death of Christopher Swanson.

The victim was found with 'obvious life-threatening injuries' in Steelton on Saturday

Police say they located the accused in a home a short distance from where the victim was found. (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

Police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., say a 30-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after 23-year-old Christopher Swanson was shot early Saturday morning.

In a news release, police said they were called to Morin Street in an area north of the city's downtown around 4:00 a.m, where they found a Swanson with "obvious life-threatening injuries" after an altercation with the accused. 

Police said their initial investigation led officers to a nearby residence, which they briefly contained before arresting the suspect.

Police said they do not believe this was a random occurrence, but the relationship between the victim and the accused is still under investigation.

With files from the Canadian Press