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Red Deer man charged in connection to gas station shooting
Surveillance video image of robbery suspect (photo courtesy:RCMP)
Ryan White, CTV Calgary
Published Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:01PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:05PM MDT
A 30-year-old man faces a number of charges including attempted murder in connection to a Red Deer gas station robbery on September 11, 2013.
According to Red Deer RCMP, on Wednesday evening, a man entered the West Park Fas Gas location with a sawed-off shotgun and demanded money from the clerk. After the employee placed an undisclosed amount of cash on the counter, the suspect discharged the shotgun hitting the clerk in the face and hand.
The victim was transported by paramedics to the Red Deer Regional Hospital in serious condition. The severity of the victim’s injuries required additional attention and STARS Air Ambulance transported the clerk to a Calgary hospital. His condition was downgraded to critical yet stable.
On Friday afternoon, the robbery suspect turned himself in to the Blackfalds RCMP detachment
RCMP have charged 30-year-old Jeffrey Lyle Geary of no fixed address in connection to the attack.
Geary faces charges of:
- Attempted Murder
- Robbery with a Prohibited Firearm
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
- Possession of a Stolen Prohibited Firearm
Geary remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Monday morning.