Man shot, cut with machete while interrupting crime in Red Deer home

A 23-year-old man was shot, and attacked with a machete after he found someone breaking into his garage.

Red Deer RCMP say the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with a gunshot wound to his back.

He arrived home at about 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday to find a man in his garage. The two struggled and the suspect, who carried a small calibre firearm and a machete, injured the 23-year-old.

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Police describe the suspect as an Aboriginal man about 1.72 to 1.77 m (five-foot-eight to five-foot-10) tall and weighing about 63.5 to 72.57 kg (140 to 160 pounds). He is in his early-20s, has a sunken face and black hair that fell above his shoulders. He wore a black hat, a blue turtleneck compression shirt under a black zip-up hoodie, baggy faded jeans and skate shoes. He carried a short barrel firearm with a light coloured wood stock and a black strap.

Police are investigating to determine if the incident is released to the downtown shooting on Sept. 11. A victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot with a small calibre weapon in an alley in downtown Red Deer.

According to police, it is unclear from the Sept. 11 victim’s injuries came from a BB gun or a small calibre rifle. The suspect in that incident is described as possibly Aboriginal. He wore a black hoodie with the hood up.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.tipsubmit.com.


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