April 18, 2016 12:47 pm
Updated: April 19, 2016 9:40 am

Teen charged with murder in stabbing death of 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu

WATCH: Charges have now been laid in connection with the stabbing that took the life of 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu. John Daly explains how the arrest came about.

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A charge of second-degree murder has been obtained in the death of a teenager in Surrey in 2014.

Seventeen-year-old Jaylen Sandhu was reportedly stabbed multiple times on Dec. 18, 2014 in the 16300 block of 88th Avenue.

Sandhu was able to run away and went for help at a nearby home, but died of his injuries shortly after being taken to hospital.

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The suspect was also 17 at the time of the incident and therefore, cannot be named. They [the suspect] are now 18 years old.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says the two teens knew each other.

“What is important to note about this investigation is, the support IHIT investigators received from the family and the community of Surrey. It began with immediate phone calls to police to report the fight and continued with the number of witnesses who came forward to shed light on the circumstances that led up to this dispute.  Witness development and the support of Jaylen’s family and friends was key to obtaining charge approval in this case,” said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, Media Relations Officer for IHIT.

The suspect was arrested on Friday and appeared in Surrey court Monday afternoon.

“Jaylen came from a tight knit family, who are now dealing with the events of his death a second time as they hear the news of this arrest,” said Ashton. “Knowing the person allegedly responsible for Jaylen’s death is in custody may come as a relief to them; however they are still grieving and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

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