Friday, August 16, 2019

Victoria, BC- VicPD Major Crime Unit Detectives have arrested a man for attempted murder and firearms charges in relation to the shooting on Bay Street on August 6th 2019. 

Major Crime Investigators working with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) arrested Tyler Wardrope without incident at a residence in Highlands early in the morning of Wednesday, August 14th.

The victim of the shooting is continuing to recover from his wounds at this time. Tyler Wardrope’s next court appearance is August 16th 2019.

Wardrope faces charges of attempted murder, careless use or storage of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. This file remains under investigation and Tyler Wardrope is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Multiple officers responded to the area of the 1500-block of Bay Street just after 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th, for a report that a man had been shot outside a residence. Officers arrived and a man was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officers responded to the area and searched for suspects and evidence. Bay Street was closed to traffic between Forbes and Victor streets for several hours.

This file remains under investigation. 



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