Richmond: On May 14, 2017, at approximately 2:25pm, Richmond RCMP responded to a motor vehicle incident at Granville Avenue and Ledway Road. The occupant of the vehicle was unresponsive and first responders quickly determined him to be the victim of homicide.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has lead of this investigation and will be working cohesively with the Richmond RCMP to complete area canvassing and evidence gathering.
The identity of the victim has been confirmed to be 24-year-old Jasdeep Singh Klair. The next of kin notification has been completed. Mr. Klair is known to police and this shooting is believed to be targeted.
From evidence and information received thus far, it appears there was a suspect vehicle in the Lindsay Road neighbourhood that fled the scene after shooting at Mr. Klair. It is believed that Mr. Klair was shot while driving in his vehicle and as a result of his injuries, lost consciousness, resulting in the car crash a short distance away on Granville Avenue. Despite many individuals in the area hearing the gunfire, Police did not receive any calls to attend for shots fired, but rather were called for the car crash following the shooting.
The suspect vehicle was located in the 4400 block of Thompson Road less than 1 hour following the shooting. It is described as a 2010 orange/reddish Kia Forte, similar to the one shown in the photo. Also of note, the suspect vehicle was reported stolen from the Surrey area in March 2017.
“This homicide occurred in a heavily populated residential area at a busy time of day.
Due to the distinct description of this vehicle Police believe there are individuals who can assist in bringing further information forward and/or assist by identifying the occupant(s) of the suspect vehicle,” says Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pound.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers or the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448.