VicPD seized a handgun after executing a search warrant at a multi-unit temporary housing facility on Tuesday.
The suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street after officers chased him on foot when he attempted to flee from officers on a bicycle.
On Tuesday, May 11th, just before 7 p.m., VicPD and the Greater Victoria Response Team (GVERT) executed a search warrant on a suite in a multi-unit residential temporary housing facility on Blanshard Street.
During their search, officers located a .32 calibre revolver but the suspect was not at the residence during the time of the search warrant execution.
The man was wanted on outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of break and enter instruments, breach of a release order, possession of identity documents, and drug-related offences.
The suspect was eventually located by officers on May 12th and arrested after a foot pursuit.
As #VicPDWarrantWednesday comes to a close, a 38-yr-old man man sought for firearms offences, after GVERT & Patrol executed a search warrant yesterday at a multi-unit temp housing facility in the 3000-blk of Blanshard St, was located & arrested this afternoon. (1/3) #yyj pic.twitter.com/6HqBjRdFNu
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) May 12, 2021
He was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and will be held in custody once medically cleared.
This file is under investigation and VicPD are asking anyone with information to call (250) 995-7654.