IHIT: ‘Significant’ update in Jagvir Malhi’s 2018 homicide in Abbotsford

UPDATE:

The homicide was believed to be linked to the ongoing gang conflict in the Lower Mainland

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Friday announced that there is “a significant update” in the November 12, 2018 homicide of Jagvir Malhi in Abbotsford.

It said that this update “does not involve an arrest or charges in the investigation.”  IHIT will be announcing the development at 11 a.m.

Back on November 12, 2018, Abbotsford Police Department’s patrol division officers, responding to reports of shots fired, located an injured male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to hospital by air ambulance. However, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after.

According to one witness, the victim was shot in the head and had very little chances of surviving.

The victim who was identified by the community as Jagvir Malhi used to be a star basketball player in school.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in.

“This shooting occurred near a public school, a blatant disregard for the safety of the community. We are fortunate that school was not in session at this time,” said IHIT Cpl. David Lee the following day. “We believe this incident was not random, and is linked to the ongoing gang conflict in the Lower Mainland.”