UPDATE 2: Red Deer RCMP on scene at unfolding incident in Anders

Red Deer, Alberta – (Sept 13 Update) Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate an assault in the Anders neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon that sent a 23 year old man to hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and non-serious injuries from a machete, and are looking for public assistance to identify the suspect.

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At approximately 12:15 pm on September 12, the victim surprised the suspect breaking into the victim’s garage and the two struggled. The suspect was carrying a short-barrel small calibre firearm and a machete, and the victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his back and a number of cuts in the struggle.

The suspect is described as:

  • Aboriginal male
  • 5’8” to 5’10” tall
  • Early 20s
  • 140 – 160 lbs, thin build
  • Sunken face
  • Black hair that fell above his shoulders
  • Wearing a black hat, a blue turtleneck compression shirt under a black zip-up hoodie, baggy faded blue jeans and skate shoes
  • Carrying a short barrel firearm with a light coloured wood stock and a black strap

RCMP are investigating whether this incident is related to a shooting the afternoon of September 11 in which a victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot with a small calibre weapon in an alley in downtown Red Deer. It was unclear from that victim’s injuries if the weapon was a BB gun or a small calibre rifle. That suspect was described as possibly Aboriginal, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up.

If you have information about either investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

BACKGROUND:

Red Deer, Alberta (2:30 pm update) – Red Deer RCMP are investigating an incident in the Anders neighbourhood at 12:15 this afternoon that sent a 23 year old man to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At this point in the investigation, RCMP believe the victim was assaulted after interrupting a crime in progress. Police continue to investigate and are looking for witnesses or anyone who has information about this event to come forward. The victim is currently being treated at hospital for his injuries.

The incident did not impact any schools in the area.

If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

BACKGROUND:

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are on scene at two locations in the Anders neighbourhood investigating an unfolding incident.

RCMP were called to the areas of Asmundsen Avenue and Aikman Close at 12:15 pm and expect to be on scene for some time conducting their investigation. Drivers are advised to avoid the area as they may encounter traffic delays and vehicle checks.

RCMP will send an update as more information becomes available.

If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

Police File #20171237994

Red Deer RCMP


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