A man sustains machete injuries and a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his back. The incident occurred while fighting off a man breaking into his property in Red Deer.
The 23-year old victim surprised the assailant who was armed with a machete and a small-caliber firearm. The thief entered the garage and a struggled ensued.
Encounter with a thief
The attacker is in his 20s and weighed around 150 pounds. Based on the reports, he was described with a sunken face and black hair that fell above his shoulders. The man was wearing a black hat, blue turtleneck compression shirt beneath a black zip-up hoodie, skate shoes and baggy faded blue jeans.
The RCMP were investigating whether the case has a connection to a shooting incident where a victim sustained non-life threatening injuries after being shot with a small-caliber weapon in a downtown alley in Red Deer.
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