Date: February 22, 2022
On February 21, 2022, just after 5 p.m. officers attended a residence in the 900 block of Easter Road for a request for assistance. The man inside the home was believed to be armed and reported that he had a hostage. The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called to assist, along with crisis negotiators.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. officers entered the home and found the man had sustained a self-inflicted injury and was unresponsive. Despite life-saving efforts, the man died at the scene. There were no other persons located inside the home.
The Independent Investigations Office is now investigating this incident. The BC Coroner’s Service is also conducting its own independent investigation. Police have taped off the surrounding residence and are expected to be on scene for the remainder of the day.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer