Red Deer man facing charges after shot fired in alleged robbery attempt

RCMP said robbery suspect was arrested after bar patrons held him until police arrived

A Red Deer man accused of firing a shot at a Blackfalds motel is facing more than a dozen charges.

Blackfalds RCMP said they were called to the Blackfalds Motor Inn at about 12:40 a.m. last Friday after getting a report that a man had fired a gun during a robbery attempt in the bar.

Patrons grabbed and held the suspect until police arrived.

“It was determined that one shot appears to have been fired, but not towards any person,” allege police. “Another shot from the gun was discharged during a struggle for the gun.

“Nobody in the bar was injured from either of the gunshots.”

Police arrested a suspect and took him into custody.

Ryan Allan Bell, 27, of Red Deer, is facing 14 charges, including recklessly discharging a firearm, careless use of a firearm and using a firearm in the commission of an offence.

Bell remains in custody and is due in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.



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