Tag Archives: British Columbia

Sumeet Randhawa shot to death in Surrey BC

Surrey RCMP responded to report of a shooting in the 6700-block of 130 Street, on October 11th, just before 2:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find  30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa of Surrey, suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite life saving measures, Randhawa was pronounced at the scene.

Mr. Randhawa was known to police and they believe the attack was targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

The 2018 Surrey Homicide Victim List is available here.

 

Kyle Cromarty dies of gunshot wounds in Chilliwack

Chilliwack RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in the 46000-block of Yale Road, on October 4th at approximately 2:40pm.

27-year-old Kyle Cromarty, was found suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene. Cromarty was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Varinderpal Gill found dead in a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Mission BC Mall

Police said 19-year-old Varinderpal Singh Gill was murdered in the parking lot of The Junction Shopping Centre on October 3rd at approximately 9:00pm.

Gill inside a pickup truck suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when police and paramedics arrived. He was pronounced at the scene.

Varinderpal Gill was known to police, and  on August 15th, police released a warning about Gill being serious risk to public safety due to his involvement in the Metro Vancouver gang conflict.

Anyone with information can call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Solaris Dey charged with manslaughter in the death of Richmond BC woman

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team reported that 19-yr-old Aspen Pallot was found dead in a home in 7000-block of Westminster Hwy at 12:14am this morning.on October 4th.

Police have not released the cause of death at this time. Solaris Onatta Running Dey, 23, was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Anyone with information about this case should contact IHIT at 1-877-551- IHIT

IHIT Investigating the Homicide of Michael Thompson in Richmond BC

Richmond RCMP responded to an abandoned residence in the 9000-block of Odlin Road after the body of a man was discovered inside the building on September 20th at approximately 8:30am.

Police arrived to find  37-year-old Michael Thompson of Richmond deceased. Thompson’s death was deemed suspicious and The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

“The investigation is in its early stages and it is unknown if this incident was targeted”  Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT said in a press release. IHIT is releasing Mr. Thompson’s name in hopes of gaining information from the community regarding his activities leading up to his death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Smithers RCMP investigating the death of a Indigenous woman

Human remains were found by Smithers RCMP on September 17. Police have not said where the remains were found, only that they are working on the positive identification of the body.

Even though police have not released the identity of the victim, friends and family of 18-year old Jessica Patrick of Smithers say her remains have been found. Patrick disappeared on Aug. 31 and was reported missing on Sept. 3.

More to come…

29-year-old man fatally stabbed in domestic altercation

Police and Paramedics were called to the 1600 block of 1A St. South on September 1st at approximately 3:00am, on report of a domestic disturbance.

On arrival police located a 29-year-old man suffering from a stab wound. The victim was rushed to East Kootenay Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim’s identity will bot be released in respect of privacy for the victim’s family.

26-year-old Brandi May Morrison has been charged with second-degree murder. Police said the victim and accused were known to each other.

 

Amelie Christelle Sakkalis, a Belgian tourist found dead near Boston Bar British Colombia

RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence north of Boston Bar near Highway 1 on August 22nd at approximately 7:45pm.

Police arrived to find a caucasian woman in her late twenties deceased at the scene. Police said it was evident that she was the victim of homicide.

Police initially arrested a suspect at the scene, but he has been released. A white 1994 Chevrolet Astro van was seized near the crime scene. Police believed the van is associated to the homicide.

Anyone that has information is asked to contact  IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Update September 6th
RCMP have identified the victim as28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis, a Belgian national travelling in Canada. Police believe Sakkalis was hitchhiking from the Penticton area on August 22, 2018 and heading to Vancouver.

Police are asking that anyone who may have provided Sakkalis with a ride between Boston Br and Penticton to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Update September 19th
IHIT  partner agencies arrested 27-year-old Sean McKenzie of Oliver, B.C on September 14th. McKenzie has been charged with first degree murder of Amelie Christelle Sakkalis.

Lakhwinder Singh Bal dead after fatal altercation in Surrey

Surrey RCMP responded to report of a fight at the McDonald’s restaurant near 129th Street and 96th Avenue on August 19th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Lakhwinder Singh Bal, 48, unresponsive. Bal was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Investigators said Bal was known to police and the homicide was not random. Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448)

Vancouver Homicide #14 – Willis Charles Hunt killed in road rage incident.

Vancouver police received a 9-1-1 call about a man shot near Bridgeway Street, just under the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on August 10th jut after 1:30am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Willis Charles Hunt, 33, and a 32-year-old woman who was in the vehicle with Willis. The woman was treated for minor injuries, Willis Charles Hunt succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Police believe the homicide was the result of a road rage incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with dash cam video who may have been driving in the area of McGill and Renfrew Streets between 1:30 and 2:00 Friday morning, or anyone who may have information about this incident, to contact investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.