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Victoria woman arrested after chasing man and firing replica handgun at him


A Victoria woman was taken into custody today, after she followed a man and brandished what appeared to be a pistol, then fired it at him.

Just after  11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 18th, VicPD responded to a report that a woman had fired a handgun at a man in the 600-block of Queens Avenue.

According to reports, the man had been walking in the area when he was randomly followed by an unknown woman. 

She brandished what appeared to be a pistol and fired it at the man who sought safety in his vehicle before the women struck the vehicle and damaged it. 

Multiple officers responded to the scene, receiving word that the woman had fled the area to the 700-block of Queens Avenue and that the firearm may have been a replica. 

Once they had made their way to the area, officers located the woman inside a tent in a parking garage. 

Officers gave voice command to the woman, who exited the tent and then began to walk away from officers. She was taken to the ground and into custody.

Officers seized a replica pistol from the tent—it did not contain ammunition.

Although the suspect struggled with officers, she was not physically injured. 

She was transported to VicPD cells and faces recommended charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief, and failure to comply. 

She remains in police custody.

Anyone with information regarding this incident who has not yet spoken with officers is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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