The suspect involved in the Sunday morning firearms incident in Saanich now faces seven charges, including being in possession of a stolen weapon.
Nathan Damien Gauthier was charged this week with possession of a firearm without a licence, careless use of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, breach of undertaking, assault, and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says the long gun was stolen from a Victoria residence in 2005.
“We’re not certain the connection between Mr. Gauthier and that incident, but it’s something we’re following up on,” he said.
A domestic violence call to the 3000-block of Earl Grey St. on Sunday resulted in the emergency response team attending, after officers spotted the 26-year-old sleeping with a long gun beside him.