Arrest in historic Surrey homicide

Man was left quadriplegic after shot in neck as a teen in 2006, and died from injury in 2012.

More than eight years after a teen was shot in the neck at a Surrey gas station, a suspect has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Surrey RCMP say Mahdi Halane was shot following a confrontation at a filling station near 128 Street and 96 Avenue on Oct. 14, 2006. He was 18 at the time. His spinal cord was severed, leaving him quadriplegic.

However, Halane died six years later, in 2012, and his death was attributed to the shooting.

On Friday (Jan. 23), police arrested and charged Surrey’s Fushpinder Singh Brar, 30, in connection with the incident.

“Our officers routinely revisit and continue to investigate cases in an effort to move them forward,” said Insp. Manny Mann from the Surrey RCMP Major Crime Section. “This latest arrest … is a direct result of investigators following up on leads and new information received, and we hope it will help bring some closure to the family.”

Police believe there may have been others involved in the incident. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Sgt. Mike Hall at 604-599-7634. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.solvecrime.ca