THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the murder of Harman Singh Dhesi, 19, who was found inside his vehicle in Surrey with gunshot wounds who has succumbed to his injuries.
On Sunday, December 27, just after 10:30 p.m., emergency services were called to the area of 137A Street and 90th Avenue for a man in a vehicle needing medical assistance. The man, identified as Dhesi, was found with gunshot wounds and taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
IHIT is investigating with the assistance of the Surrey RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service. The I-Teams from the Lower Mainland RCMP have also been called out to assist with evidence gathering.
Dhesi was known to police and his shooting is believed to be a targeted incident. Investigators will be working to determine motive. IHIT later clarified that Dhesi, however, did not have a criminal record.
“The initial phase of any investigation is critical for us as we move quickly to secure time-sensitive and perishable evidence,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “We are appealing to anyone with dash cam video to secure the footage and to contact us immediately.”
IHIT later tweeted that a burning vehicle was found in the area of 176th Street and Ford Detour Road in Pitt Meadows at 1:55 a.m.. “Working to determine if it’s related to our homicide,” it added.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected].
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).