Drugs now appear to be a factor in the 3-hour standoff in Langford on Saturday.
Police said they received multiple calls of a man who appeared to be in crisis, in the 800 block of Langford Pkwy.
Responding officers located 36-year-old Michael Godolphin, at the corner of Veterans Memorial Pkwy and Langford Pkwy waving a gun around.
The first responding officers at the scene said they heard a least two shots being fired. According to the Times Colonist, the agitated man fired towards police.
A large area around Veterans Memorial Parkway was blocked off, and the nearby Rona evacuated, as police negotiated with Godolphin.
Additional resources were called in, including the emergency response members, and a crisis negotiator.