A father and his son have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a homicide in Surrey last year.
The charges were announced this past week, after an investigation which began on August 19, 2018.
Around 9 pm that day, police were called to the parking lot of a McDonald’s at Prince Charles Boulevard and 96th Avenue, where the victim and the two suspects were involved in what police described as an “altercation.”
Upon their arrival, officers found the victim – 48-year-old Lakhwinder Bal – unconscious at the scene. He was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Following the incident, Daljeet Biring and Gurmail Biring were arrested by members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) and have now been charged in connection with Bal’s death.
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Both men appeared in court this week.
“I am exceedingly proud of our investigators and policing partners for their tireless work on behalf of Mr. Lakhwinder Bal’s family and the wider community,” said IHIT Supt. Dave Chauhan.
IHIT, he added, “will continue to support the prosecution as the investigation now transitions to the judicial process.”
Police said the incident was not a random one, and it was not gang-related.
As the matter is now before the court, police said no further information will be released at this time.