Man alleged to have shot cat gets another day in court

A resolution may be near for a Red Deer man charged with shooting and killing a cat when investigating a strange noise.

A resolution may be near for a Red Deer man charged with shooting and killing a cat when investigating a strange noise.

Daryl Brownell, 31, returns to court on Dec. 22 to enter a plea on several weapon’s charges including careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon.

His lawyer Dave Inglis told provincial court Wednesday that he is discussing a resolution of the charges with the Crown.

Court heard earlier that a man came home in late September after consuming alcohol around 6:30 a.m. and heard a suspicious noise.

Court heard earlier that the man claimed he armed himself with a .308-calibre rifle and loaded it because he feared someone was breaking into his property.

The rifle and another gun were stored in the bedroom so the man retrieved one of the weapons.

On his way through the Morrisroe area residence, he fell and the gun fired, killing a family cat.

The bullet continued through a bedroom wall, lodging in the wall of a nearby residence.