Police have released more details in a brazen mother’s day murder in Richmond.
Homicide investigators have identified the man found dead in his car on Granville Road on Sunday as 24-year-old Surrey Man Jasdeep Singh Klair.
Police say the attack appears targeted, and that Klair was known to police and had a “limited criminal record,” though couldn’t confirm if he had gang ties.
“This homicide occurred in a very heavily populated residential area at a very busy time of day,” said S/Sgt. Jennifer Pound with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
The attack happened mid-afternoon, with Klair apparently sustaining gunshots but remaining conscious enough to keep driving a short distance before crashing his car.
Pound says police are now focusing on a suspect vehicle, a 2010 orange Kia Forte seen in the area and found abandoned just an hour later on Thompson Road by Hamilton Highway Park.
She says the vehicle was stolen from Surrey back in March.
“Despite many individuals in the area hearing gunfire, police did not receive any calls to attend for shots fired. Police were called to attend for the motor vehicle incident once the vehicle crashed. We are hopeful due to the distinct description of the vehicle, the Kia vehicle, police will have information brought forward by someone who saw the vehicle in the area, or might know who was driving that vehicle from March up to yesterday,” Pound said.
However, Pound adds police still don’t know how many people were in the vehicle, or if Klair was actually shot by someone within it.
This is the sixth murder of the year in Richmond, and Pound says while it’s too early to connect the incident to any of the others, police are looking to see if there are links.