Tag Archives: British Columbia

Daylight shooting takes the life of Jaskarn Lally

Abbotsford police were called to the 3500-block of Chase Street at about 4:30pm on March 24th on report of a shooting. 

The victim, Jaskarn Lally 20,  was found dead at his home. Cpl. Meghan Foster said in a news release “This outcome is another example of the risks associated with gang life, and those involved are not protected from the dangers of it.”

Police said they believe the shooting occurred at approximately 2:30pm, when a black Ford F150 truck was seen fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT

Manslaughter charge laid in the stabbing death of Jaspreet ‘Jesse’ Dhaliwal

Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the 17000 block of 57th Avenue on March 26th at around 6am. Once at the scene, Police located 36 year old Jaspreet ‘Jesse’ Dhaliwal suffering from a serious stab wound.

Dhaliwal was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police arrested 27 year old Gurtarn ‘Tarn’ Sandhu, 26 at the scene. Sandhu has been charged with Manslaughter in the death of Jaspreet Dhaliwal.

The death of Dhaliwal is the 4th Surrey Homicide this year. The 2017 Surrey Homicide Victim List is available here.

Three dead in Moberly Lake murder suicide

Chetwynd RCMP responded to a disturbance  call from a residence in the Lakeview subdivision in Moberly Lake, BC, on March 17th at around 9:40am.

Police arrived to find Linda Watson, 47, and her daughter Krystina Haggard, 15 dead in their Saulteau First Nation lands home, along with Tony Labrie. Mr. Labrie is a a non-Indigenous man from Quebec.

Police have stated that the deaths were the result of a domestic related incident and all parties were known to each other.

The cause of death will not be released at this time.

Sofien Kazdaghli found dead in downtown Vancouver condominium

The body of Sofien Kazdaghli 39, was found in a condo located at 438 Seymour St on March 4th after police were alerted that a deceased person was found inside the building

Initially Vancouver police were calling the death suspicious, and later deemed it homicide. The cause of death has not been released.

Diego Alphonso Huerta 21 was arrested boarding a Greyhound Bus on March 5th and charged with second degree murder.

The death of Sofien Kazdaghliis the 4th homicide of Vancouver this year.

Navdip Singh Sanghera & Harjit Singh Mann both die in East Vancouver shooting

Vancouver police responded to reports of gunshots on March 9th at around 9:30 p.m., in the area of East 31st Avenue and Inverness Street.

On arrival police located two men suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle. Harjit Singh Mann 49, was pronounced dead at the scene. Navdip Singh Sanghera 32, was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on March 10th.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The deaths of Harjit Singh Mann and Navdip Singh Sanghera are Vancouver’s 5th & 6th homicide of 2017.


East Hastings stabbing takes the life of Majir Panahi

Vancouver police were called to East Hastings Street on March 14th at around 3:30am on report of a stabbing. Once at the scene police found 19 year old Majir Panahi collapsed in front of 139 East Hastings.

Panahi was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of Panahi is the 7th Vancouver homicide this year. The 2017 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Alleged Hell’s Angel prospect Michael Gregory Widner found dead near Port Renfrew

The body of Michael Gregory Widner was found on the Pacific Marine route near Port Renfrew on March 15th.  Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are investigating the death as a homicide and say the attack was targeted.

Police believe that on March 8th Widner went to meet someone at William Simmons Memorial Park, near Poirier Lake at approximately 8pm. Widner’s vehicle was found abandoned at the park.

Hells Angels spokesman Rick Ciarniello told the Postmedia News that Widner was a prospect, and that his body had been found.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Update – Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu dies from a gunshot wound in Surrey

Surrey police were called to the 8200 block of 166th Street on March 13th at 2:30pm after receiving reports of a shooting.

Police located the victim, 29 year old Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. Despite life saving efforts Bhangu succumbed to his injuries.

Cpl Megan Foster said that Bhangu was known to police, and they believe the shooting was targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Update May 17th

Johnny Steven Drynock 22, has been charged with first degree murder in relation to the death of Bhangu. Police said Drynock has been in police custody since April 8th for an unrelated matter.

Allen Skedden found dead by the shores of the Fraser River

Richmond police responded to a report of a deceased male  in the afternoon of March 2nd, just before 1:00pm in the 22,000 block of Fraserwood Way.

Police arrived to find 52 year old Allen Skedden dead. Due to the suspicious nature of the death Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) taken conduct of the investigation.

Police said Skedden was reported missing on February 21st.

nyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)