Surrey: On the night of Sunday April 27th, 2011, Manbir Singh Kajla was traveling in his vehicle with his wife in the area of 68th Avenue and 128th Street in Surrey.
A minor collision occurred between Kajla’s vehicle and a white SUV.
At 11:05 pm, Surrey RCMP received a call that shots had been fired in the area and that the driver of a vehicle had been shot after allegedly being involved in an altercation about the collision. The suspect fled south along 128th Street in the SUV.
Manbir Singh Kajla was found at the scene suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and died later in hospital from his injuries.
The initial investigation was conducted by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), but in 2016 the RCMP Provincial Major Crime Section, which includes the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit, took conduct.
As a result of this investigation, 30-year old Samandeep Singh Gill of Surrey has now been arrested and taken into custody. Samandeep Gill is charged with one count of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
The Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit seamlessly took this investigation over from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team in 2016. The successful outcome in this investigation was a result of a coordinated and collaborative approach to information transfer and expertise of the investigators working on this case, said Supt. Ward Lymburner, Officer in Charge of Programs and Special Projects of the RCMP Provincial Major Crime Section, including the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit. This investigation required a great deal of time and resources, however, it never lay dormant. All our officers worked diligently, committed to bringing about justice for this senseless killing.
Manbir’s life was taken in a senseless act of violence and IHIT was called upon to lead this investigation with the assistance from a variety of specialized resources, said Supt. Donna Richardson, Officer in Charge of IHIT. The partnership between IHIT and the Unsolved Homicide Unit allowed us to focus on gathering evidence, following leads, and deploying all the tools and resources available to ensure the individual responsible was held accountable.