The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the homicide of Ripudaman Singh Malik.
Background: On July 14, 2022 at 9:26 a.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a shooting at 8236 128 Street, Surrey, BC. Surrey RCMP first responders attended the location and found the male victim, identified as 75 year-old Ripudaman Singh Malik, having sustained fatal injuries. IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section. IHIT is releasing the identity of the victim at this time in order to advance the investigation of his death.
A burned vehicle was located nearby in the area of 82 Avenue and 122a Street, Surrey, which is being held by investigators and is believed to be associated.
We are aware of Mr. Malik’s background, though at this time we are still working to determine the motive. We can confirm that the shooting appears to be targeted and there is not believed to be any further risk to the public, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT.
Having occurred in a residential area, we are confident that witnesses exist that could help us further this investigation. We urge them to come forward immediately and without delay.
IHIT is asking that any witnesses or anyone traveling in the 8200 block of 128 Street, Surrey as well as the area of 122 Street and 82 Avenue between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. with dash cameras or who has any information regarding the homicide of Mr. Malik is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.