Killing of BC corrections officer was mistaken identity: Delta police

Bikramdeep Randhawa was shot and killed near a Walmart parking lot in North Delta on May 1, 2021

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Delta police say they believe the murder of an off-duty B.C. correctional officer a year ago was a case of mistaken identity linked to the gang conflict in Metro Vancouver .

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Bikramdeep Randhawa was shot and killed near a Walmart parking lot in North Delta on May 1, 2021.

“Investigators believe that Mr. Randhawa’s killers mistook him for an individual involved in the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict,” Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu said in a press release Tuesday.

Sidhu said investigators “are confident they have identified the suspects involved in this murder.”

He said the investigation remains a high priority. “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 claimed their lives,” Sidhu said. .

Randhawa was a popular correctional officer who had worked for several years at the Fraser Regional Correctional Center and was also taking university courses, a former colleague said last May.

Police are aware that people have important information about Randhawa’s murder and are asking them or anyone with information to report it. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Corrections Officer Slain Bikramdeep Randhawa
Corrections Officer Slain Bikramdeep Randhawa Picture by Facebook

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