Jasman Basran of Surrey charged in connection to Andrew Baldwin’s homicide

JASMAN Basran, 21, of Surrey, has been criminally charged in connection with the homicide of Andrew Baldwin, 30, in Surrey on November 11, 2019.

On Wednesday (May 20), Jasman Basran of Surrey was arrested by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) and charged by the B.C. Prosecution Service with accessory after the fact to murder in Baldwin’s death.  He will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on Thursday (May 21).

“The evidence trail that our investigators have been following for the past several months has led to another arrest and a third man charged in the case,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang.  “The investigation still remains active as we believe we have yet to arrive at the end of the trail.  We continue to urge those with information to come forward.”   

On January 27, IHIT announced that Jagpal Hothi and Jordan Bottomley have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the homicide of Baldwin.

On January 24, Hothi and Bottomley were arrested by IHIT and later charged by the B.C. Prosecution Service.  

On November 11, 2019, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a call for assistance from a home in the 10700-block of 124th Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found Andrew Baldwin unresponsive with critical injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Integrated Police Dog Services was brought in to conduct a search for the suspect, who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants with reflective material around the bottom of the pant leg. He was last seen northbound on 124th Street. Baldwin’s death was deemed a homicide and IHIT was then called in to take conduct of the investigation.

IHIT worked closely with the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather further evidence.

Baldwin’s brother, 27-year-old Keith Baldwin, was fatally shot in downtown Chilliwack on October 22, 2019. He was on life support for some time, but did not survive.  

At the time, IHIT Constable Harrison Mohr said: “The victim in this case was known to police. This appears to have been a targeted shooting, although our investigators are still looking into whether the victim had any direct connections to gangs or the drug trade.”

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.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).