Investigators believe that Randhawa’s killers mistook him for an individual involved in the ongoing lower mainland gang conflict
DELTA: On May 1, 2021, Bikramdeep Randhawa was shot and killed near the Walmart Parking lot located in the busy intersection of 120th Street and 72nd Avenue, Delta. Randhawa was identified as an off-duty BC Corrections Officer.
The Delta Police Department Major Crime Section took conduct of the investigation and, over the past year, have conducted extensive interviews and completed over 300 follow-up tasks in trying to identify and charge those individuals responsible for Randhawa’s murder.
As a result of the evidence secured to date, investigators are confident that Randhawa’s murder was a result of mistaken identity. Investigators believe that his killers mistook him for an individual involved in the ongoing lower mainland gang conflict. Investigators are confident they have identified the suspects involved in this murder.
This investigation is active, and the Delta Police have been working with other partnering agencies to hold those responsible for this murder accountable.
Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu stated, “It is not lost on the investigative team or the Delta Police as a whole the tragedy of seeing an innocent person caught up in the senseless violence of the ongoing gang conflict that cost a life.”
The gang war shootings are not only tragic but raise big concerns about public safety every time there is a news about someone being killed. Delta police reassured that all police agencies within the lower mainland work collaboratively to end this senseless violence. “The public needs to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity. The Delta Police Department has taken several measures to ensure public safety with the ongoing gang violence.”
The Delta Police informed Randhawa’s family and BC Corrections Services that this investigation continues to be a priority for the Delta Police.
The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday at Scottsdale Centre near the intersection of Scott Road and 72 Avenue, in 2021 according to a news release from the Delta Police Department.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man who was in critical condition.
“Despite the best efforts of Emergency Health Services, unfortunately the victim in this incident did pass away,” said Leeson in an earlier release.
B.C. Government Employees Union president Stephanie Smith issued a statement offering condolences to Randhawa’s friends and family.
“We are all shocked and devastated at the loss of one of our own,” Smith said. “While the loss of any member under any circumstances is a tragedy, the public and violent nature of Bikramdeep’s death make this loss immeasurably worse, especially for the members at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre who counted him as a colleague and a friend.”
Shortly after the shooting, a vehicle was set on fire in Burnaby in an alley near Clinton Street in the Royal Oak neighbourhood. Delta police later confirmed that the vehicle was the suspect vehicle in the Scottsdale Centre shooting.
Investigators know that there are individuals with specific and valuable knowledge of this murder, andare asking that they or anyone else with information contact the Delta Police or if they wish to remain anonymous to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800)-222-8477.