The West Shore RCMP say they found a range of weapons, including 3D-printed “ghost guns,” at the home of a man accused of shooting a firearm near a local bike park earlier this year.
The investigation began on Feb. 20, after police received a report of a man shooting a gun near the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in Langford around 12:25 a.m.
Surveillance video of the suspect eventually helped police identify him as a 41-year-old Langford resident with no criminal record.
On Nov. 7, police say they executed a search warrant at the man’s home and found a “significant number of restricted and prohibited firearms,” including three loaded 3D-printed handguns, referred to as “ghost guns,” body armour, and ammunition.
Mounties say they found evidence that the man was making the 3D-printed ghost guns at home, which are considered unregistered firearms and gives them their namesake.
“The manufacture of homemade and 3D-printed firearms creates a huge risk to public safety, and something we take very seriously, and we would like to thank the public for assisting us in identifying the suspect,” said West Shore RCMP officer in charge of operations, Insp. Stephen Rose, in a release Thursday.
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The suspect was charged with pointing a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, weapons manufacturing and contravention of storage regulations.
Police say the investigation is ongoing any more charges are expected to be brought forward.
The man was released on conditions with a court day scheduled for Feb. 8.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.