Michael Johal of Delta charged with conspiracy to murder Gagandeep Sandhu

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Michael Johal of Delta has been charged with conspiracy to murder in relation to a 2023 Burnaby homicide of Gagandeep Sandhu.

The Burnaby RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the 3400-block of North Road, Burnaby. The officer arrived on the scene and found a deceased man, later identified as 29-year-old Gagandeep Sandhu of Abbotsford, in an underground parkade.

Shortly after, a vehicle fire was reported in the area of Greenwood Street and Bainbridge Avenue, Burnaby. Frontline officers located a black Honda Pilot engulfed in flames.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation. Police obtained evidence that identified 32-year-old Michael Johal of Delta, as a suspect in the conspiracy to murder Sandhu.

Johal was arrested without incident on February 21, 2024, with the assistance of the Delta Police Department. Subsequently, a charge was laid against Johal for Conspiracy to Commit Murder, in relation to the death of Gagandeep Sandhu.

“Intelligence sharing and strong partnerships, alongside the hard work of our investigators, is fundamental to IHIT’s success,” said Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. “This remains an open homicide investigation and we still ask that anyone with information, who has yet to speak to the police, comes forward.”

IHIT is asking any witnesses or anyone traveling in the 3400-block of North Road or the area of Greenwood Street and Bainbridge Avenue, Burnaby between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected].

As this investigation is now before the courts, IHIT will not be available for comment.