Sentencing complete in homicides of Jagvir Malhi and Randeep Kang

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2024-01-12 11:00 PST

File # E-Prosperity

A sentence has now been imposed on Tyrel Nguyen after being found guilty of homicides in 2017 and 2018.


On December 20, 2019, following over two years of investigation, IHIT investigators with the assistance of the Edmonton Police Service, CFSEU-BC and the Alberta RCMP, arrested 21-year old Tyrel Nguyen for the October 27, 2017, murder of 27-year old Randeep Kang in Surrey and the November 12, 2018 murder of 19-year old Jagvir Malhi in Abbotsford.

Photo of Kangphoto of malhi

(Photo of Kang) (Photo of Malhi)

On November 27, 2023, following a 10-month long trial, a decision was rendered in Vancouver Supreme Court, with Nguyen being found guilty of the first-degree murders of Randeep Kang and Jagvir Malhi, as well as two counts of attempted murder, resulting from the incident on October 27, 2017.

On January 11, 2024 Nguyen was sentenced to life imprisonment, with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.

What began as two separate investigations became a coordinated effort, made possible due to IHIT’s integration and strong partnerships with Abbotsford Police Department and the Surrey RCMP, says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. This was a complex investigation. I’m incredibly proud of all those that worked on this investigation and persevered over the passed five years.

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Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202


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