02/11/2015 01:38 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT

RCMP say man in custody faces murder charge after fatal assault in Lillooet

LILLOOET, B.C. - Mounties say a 43-year-old resident of Lillooet, B.C., is facing a murder charge after a 61-year-old man was assaulted and killed.

RCMP responded to reports of an assault at a home at about 3 p.m. Tuesday and found the older man with serious injuries.

Officers say the man died of his injuries after being rushed to hospital.

Police say a suspect was quickly located and is in custody.