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First-degree murder charges in death of Red Deer doctor

Last Updated Aug 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm MDT

RED DEER (660 NEWS) – RCMP have laid first-degree charges against a man in connection with the death of a Red Deer doctor.

Deng Mabiour of Red Deer also faces charges of assault with a weapon and assault of a police officer.

The 54-year-old was arrested at the Village Mall Walk-In Clinic in Red Deer on Monday morning.

Dr. Walter Reynolds was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Supt. Gerald Grobmeier said this was a targetted attack but couldn’t comment on a motive for the killing.

He also didn’t provide details on what sort of weapon was used in the attack.

The murder has left many in the community in shock as a memorial in front of the clinic continues to grow.

A colleague of Reynolds placed a photo of him at the memorial Tuesday morning.

She described Reynolds as a kind and loving person and someone who liked to joke.

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Dr. Peter Bouch said members of Red Deer’s medical community are feeling shaken a day after the death of his colleague, Dr. Walter

Bouch said Reynolds was proud of his two young daughters and was a dedicated physician.

He said he and Reynolds worked at different clinics but were both part of a tight-knit community of doctors in Red Deer who are originally from South Africa.

A GoFundMe has been created for Reynold’s family.