Charges laid in the January 2, 2014 homicide case of 32 year old Matthew Campbell.
Today Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is announcing that a Second Degree Murder charge was laid against 24 year old Jimi Sandhu for the murder of Matthew Campbell. Mr. Sandhu was arrested in Vancouver yesterday; he will be making a court appearance in Abbotsford on Monday February 3, 2014.
Both Campbell and Sandhu were known to police.
“Today’s announcement is the result of a fast paced investigation that commenced on the day of Mr. Campbell’s murder and continued around the clock for the past 30 days. The assistance from the Abbotsford Police Department and the partnership formed between IHIT and CFSEU-BC contributed to the successful resolution of this investigation. Gang related homicide investigations are often difficult to solve. Having CFSEU-BC investigators working so closely with our team was extremely helpful.” Says, Superintendent Kevin Hackett, Officer in Charge of IHIT.
“As British Columbia’s integrated anti-gang police agency, it is essential that CFSEU-BC collaborate with units like IHIT and our policing partners to not only ensure communities around the province are safe from gang-related violence but that when that violence does occur that we are there to assist,” says Chief Superintendent Dan Malo, Chief Officer of CFSEU-BC.