RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Alberni man dead in Alberta; woman faces 2nd-degree murder charge

Tyra Phillips charged with second degree murder in the Alberta death of Patrick Ford

A woman will be back in court later this week after a weekend assault in Alberta, left a Vancouver Island man dead.

RCMP, Fire and EMS were called to the scene on Sparrow Drive near Airport Road in Leduc at around 3 p.m. on Sunday for a report of an aggravated assault.

Upon their arrival, they found a seriously wounded man, identified as 44-year-old Patrick Ford of Port Alberni, who died as a result of his injuries.

A female suspect was arrested at the scene.

Thirty-three-year-old Tyra Phillips of Lac La Biche is charged with second-degree murder, and will appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Aug. 19.

—The Canadian Press