Arrest made and charges laid in the shooting of Ripudaman Singh Malik

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-07-27 15:33 PDT

File # 2022-0859

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has arrested two persons in connection with the shooting of Ripudaman Singh Malik. Charges were approved by the BC Prosecution Service (BCPS).

Background: On July 14, 2022, at 9:27 a.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to shots fired at the business complex at 8236 128 Street, Surrey. When first responders arrived, they found Ripudaman Singh Malik suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving interventions, Mr. Malik died at scene. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate.

Homicide investigators identified a suspect vehicle used in the shooting. A white Honda CR-V was captured on CCTV hours before the shooting. This white Honda CR-V was then found in flames at 122 Street and 82 Avenue. IHIT investigators have been working in partnership with the Surrey Detachment, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service to acquire evidence.

Update: Through persistent effort, IHIT and its partners obtained the leads required for a successful investigation. On July 27, 2022, following a consultation with the BC Prosecution Service, charges of first degree murder were approved against 21-year-old Tanner Fox and 23-year-old Jose Lopez for the murder of Ripudaman Singh Malik. Tanner Fox and Jose Lopez were arrested in their residences without incident.

IHIT was supported by the Surrey Detachment, the New Westminster Police Department (NWPD), the Abbotsford Police Department (AbbyPD), the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT), IFIS, and IHIT’s own Investigative Support Unit (ISU).

This case was complex with its own unique challenges, said Superintendent Mandeep Mooker, our IHIT investigators and partners prevailed because of the dedication and expertise that each investigator brings as part of the integration and partnership.

No further details of the investigation will be provided as this matter is now before the courts.

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