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28-year-old Justin Lemmen has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail after he was accused of discharging a firearm in Langford last year.

Lemmen was arrested on April 24th, 2019 after a two vehicle collision followed by an outdoor shooting took place in broad daylight near Happy Valley Market at 3431 Happy Valley Rd in Langford.

In the aftermath of the incident, Lemmen was charged with several offences including Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Fail to Comply with the Conditions set out in his Undertaking and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Police say Lemmen has been in custody since his arrest and the investigation is still ongoing.

He was, however, recently found guilty of several offences related to the incident, and on April 3rd 2020, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

According to West Shore RCMP, one of the suspected vehicles, a white Kia SUV then crashed into an existing collision at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road, which was already being investigated by police.

“As our officers were already on scene, they were able to quickly and safely arrest one suspect as well as seize a firearm from the vehicle,” said Cst. Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Liaison Officer.

The second vehicle, a brown Cadillac de Ville, was later found with what looked like a bullet hole in one of the windows.