Man faces multiple charges after pointing gun at mall security

A man charged with pointing a gun at a security officer who approached him about a suspected shoplifting at a Red Deer mall store was remanded in custody on Friday.

A man charged with pointing a gun at a security officer who approached him about a suspected shoplifting at a Red Deer mall store was remanded in custody on Friday.

Brett Morgan, 35, of Red Deer faces several charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a mall security officer on Saturday, Oct. 8.

He returns to provincial court on Oct. 21 to enter a plea.

At about 6 p.m. on Oct. 8, RCMP responded to a call at The Bay in Bower Place Shopping Centre.

Police said a loss prevention officer approached a man following an alleged shoplifting attempt. When the suspect was confronted in the mall parking lot, he allegedly produced a handgun and pointed it at the security officer.

The suspect then fled.

On Sunday, a suspect was located and arrested without incident.

Morgan is charged with single counts of robbery, pointing a firearm, robbery with a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime and driving while disqualified.

He also faces two counts of theft of less than $5,000.