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Accused in home invasion remains in custody

One of two men charged in connection with a home invasion and the shooting of a man with a BB gun remains in custody.

Red Deer City RCMP allege that the man was home on Overdown Drive at about 1 a.m. on Nov. 17 when two men, both known to him, started banging on his back door.

The man fled out the front door and ran to a neighbouring house for help. The suspects went in after him and shot him numerous times with a BB gun.

Jade Slofstra, 23, of Red Deer, was arrested on charges that include use of an imitation weapon to commit a break and enter, break and enter of a dwelling, carrying a weapon to commit an offence, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

He remains in custody and returns to Red Deer provincial court on Dec. 5 for election and plea.

Miguel MacPherson, 23, of Red Deer is co-accused with Slofstra.

MacPherson is scheduled to be in court on Dec. 21.

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