Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

File: 20-26083

Victoria, BC –A Victoria man was arrested and faces recommended charges after Patrol officers were called to investigate a shooting yesterday.

Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit residential temporary housing building in the 100-block of Gorge Road East just after 8:20 p.m. yesterday for a report that a man had fired a handgun at another person. The suspect then entered a suite in the building. As they investigated, officers discovered that the incident was captured on video. Officers identified the suspect, contained the suite, and evacuated nearby residents.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was deployed to the scene and worked to resolve the incident safely. Three occupants eventually exited the suite and were taken into custody without incident. The final occupant to exit the suite was identified as the suspect and was taken into custody. He was transported to cells.

The victim in this file was not physically injured.

A search of the suite turned up a compressed-air powered handgun.

The man faces recommended charges including assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and discharge of an air gun with intent.