Michael Johal : Delta Suspect Charged in Gang Killing of Abbotsford Man

In a tragic incident last September, a young man from Abbotsford, Gagandeep Sandhu, lost his life in a fatal shooting in a parking lot near Lougheed Mall in Burnaby. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been working tirelessly to bring justice to the victim and his family.

**Charges Laid Against Delta Man**
A recent development in the case has brought some closure as Michael Johal, a 32-year-old man from Delta, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with Sandhu’s death. Investigators from IHIT, in collaboration with the Abbotsford Police Department and the Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit, identified Johal as a suspect in the plot to kill Sandhu.

**Arrest and Charges**
Following intensive investigations, Johal was arrested on Wednesday, February 21, and subsequently charged with the alleged conspiracy. The case remains open, with IHIT urging anyone with information to come forward to assist in the ongoing investigation.

**Wider Implications**
In a related development, Johal was among eight individuals arrested and charged with drug and weapon offenses. The investigation, led by the BC RCMP’s federal policing program, spanned across multiple cities in the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, North Vancouver, Delta, Richmond, and Surrey.

**Gang Conflict**
The Abbotsford Police Department also announced that three men from Abbotsford and Surrey have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the ongoing gang conflict in British Columbia. These recent arrests highlight the continued efforts by law enforcement agencies to combat gang-related violence in the region.

**Appeal for Information**
As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information related to the case to come forward and help bring closure to the families affected by these senseless acts of violence. The community’s support and cooperation are crucial in ensuring that justice is served in cases like these.

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