Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man was arrested following a 911 call reporting that a man was pointing a gun at another man in Beacon Hill Park last night.
Patrol officers were called to the area near the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm in Beacon Hill Park just after 9:00 p.m. Friday night for a report that one man was pointing a gun at another man. Officers rushed to the area and located a man who matched the suspect description. The suspect had returned to a nearby motorhome and was called out by officers along with another occupant. The man was taken into custody at gunpoint.
Two replica firearms and a crossbow were located and seized.
The original caller disconnected from 911 without providing contact information. Officers are appealing for additional witnesses to the incident. No charges have been recommended at this time.
If you were in the area of Beacon Hill Park near the Children’s Farm or Petting Zoo area between 8:45 pm and 9:15 pm Friday night and have not yet spoken to officers, you are asked to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This incident remains under investigation.