SURREY — Johnny Steven Drynock, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the March 13 shooting of Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu, 29, in Surrey.
Bhangu was shot while sitting in his car in a parking lot in Fleetwood.
A statement released on the victim’s behalf said his family is devastated. “Birinder was a very loving, respectful and warm-hearted individual who did not deserve to be taken from us so soon in this horrendous way,” it read.
He was found in his car outside the Comfort Inn Hotel, in the 8200-block of 166th Street.
Corporal Meghan Foster, also a spokeswoman for IHIT, said Bhangu “was known to police and evidence collected suggests this was a targeted homicide. This blatant act of violence was committed in a busy area of the community and fortunately no one else was hurt.”
Pound said Drynock has been in custody since April 8th on an unrelated matter, in Merritt, B.C. He is expected to appear in Surrey provincial court on Friday on the first-degree murder charge.