10/02/2013 01:14 EDT | Updated 12/02/2013 05:12 EST

Jeffrey Geary Mental Assessment: Robber Who Shot Man In Face, To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation


RED DEER, Alta. - A man accused of shooting a gas station clerk in Red Deer, Alta., with a shotgun during a robbery has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

Jeffrey Geary, 30, faces numerous charges including attempted murder and armed robbery and is to remain in custody while the assessment is conducted.

Geary's lawyer says his client was exuding some bizarre behaviour at the time and ordered the test to determine whether or not he can be held criminally responsible.

Fas Gas clerk Jaysen Reyes suffered injuries to his face and hand during the Sept. 11 robbery.

Eric Ayotte, 29, is also charged and is to appear in Red Deer court Thursday.

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