70-year-old man seriously hurt in hit and run after argument in Walmart parking lot

A 37-year-old man is facing charges after a 70-year-old pedestrian was run down by a driver after the two argued in the parking lot of a Walmart in Red Deer, Alta.

Mounties report 70-year-old man in serious condition with head injury

Police were called to the parking lot of a Walmart in Red Deer, Alta., around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving calls about a hit and run involving a pedestrian. (Google Street View )

A senior is in serious condition after an argument at a shopping centre parking lot in Red Deer, Alta., ended in a hit-and-run incident on Wednesday.

Police were called to the parking lot of a Walmart in Red Deer, about 140 kilometres north of Calgary, around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving calls about a hit and run involving a pedestrian.

In a release, police said the driver of a Ford Focus struck a 70-year-old man at the Parkland Mall and fled the scene after the two men had an argument.

Members of the Red Deer RCMP were able to identify the suspect vehicle through witness statements and surveillance video.

Police located the suspect at his home shortly afterward and he was taken into custody without incident.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital in serious condition after he suffered a head injury.

A 37-year-old man is facing charges of assault with a weapon and failing to stop or remain at the scene of a collision involving injury.