Donations pour in for family
An online fundraiser has raised more than $100,000 in less than 24 hours for the family of a physician killed in his Red Deer walk-in clinic.
Red Deer RCMP responded to a 911 call from the Village Mall Walk-In Clinic of an assault in progress, with a weapon, at around 11 a.m. Monday.
Police identified the victim as Dr. Walter Reynolds.
“On a normal Monday morning, life changed forever for the Reynolds family,” the fundraiser states.
As of Tuesday morning, the GoFundMe fundraiser had collected more than $50,000. By around 3:30 p.m., more than $100,000 was raised.
“He was a devout father to two amazing young daughters and a loving husband. He loved to run, be healthy, and most of all, spend time with his family,” the fundraiser goes on to say.
RCMP said Tuesday a 54-year-old Red Deer man, Deng Mabiour, was charged with first-degree murder, assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon.
Police confirmed the victim and the attacker knew each other through the clinic.
A vigil is planned for Reynolds on Friday at 7 p.m. at City Hall Park.