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Home invaders shoot man with BB gun

Red Deer City RCMP are seeking two suspects alleged to have broken into a home and shot a man inside with a BB gun.

Red Deer City RCMP allege that the man was home in Oriole Park at about 1 a.m. on Saturday when two men, both known to him, started banging on his back door, said Cpl. Sarah Knelsen in a statement issued on Monday.

The man fled out the front door of his house and ran to a neighbouring house for help.

He went into the house when he saw that the two men were coming after him, said Knelsen. Police allege that the suspects went in after him and shot him numerous times with a BB gun. The two suspects then fled the scene while the neighbours, who are not known to him, called 911.

Police are seeking public assistance in locating two suspects: Miguel MacPherson and Jade Slofstra, both 23, and residents of Red Deer.

MacPherson is described as Caucasian, 1.83 metres (six feet) tall and weighing about 68 kg (150 pounds) with black hair and brown eyes.

Slofstra is Caucasian, 1.9 metres (six feet, four inches), 72 kg (161 pounds), with brown hair and eyes.

Both men are charged with break and enter, aggravated assault, using an imitation firearm to commit an offence, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and failing to comply with an undertaking or recognizance.

Anyone who has information that may assist police in locating the two men is asked to call the Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

To remain anonymous, submit information online to or call Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

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