An online fundraiser for Red Deer physician Walter Reynolds has raised more than $100,000 in less than 24 hours. Photo via GoFundMe

An online fundraiser for Red Deer physician Walter Reynolds has raised more than $100,000 in less than 24 hours. Photo via GoFundMe

UPDATED: Donations pour in for family of doctor killed in Red Deer attack

More than $100k raised as of Tuesday at 3:40 p.m.

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.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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