An “armed and dangerous” suspect wanted on a second-degree murder warrant has been arrested in Surrey, B.C. and charged in connection with the shooting of a 31-year-old man found dead in a trucking company parking lot in west-end Toronto last week.
Emergency crews responded to BTI Cartage, on Humber College Boulevard near Finch Avenue West in Etobicoke, around 2:40 a.m. Saturday after Maninder Singh Sandhu was found dead in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds.
Sandhu stored his tractor trailer in the parking lot and police said he was shot around 4:30 p.m. Friday. His body was discovered by family members at the scene around 10 hours later.
Toronto police said Wednesday Sandhu was shot by a suspect employed by the same trucking company and an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be numerous gunshot wounds to the torso.
Investigators said they were “greatly assisted” by community members and Sandhu’s co-workers in the trucking business.
An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton, Wednesday on one charge of second-degree murder.
Police said he was believed to be armed and dangerous and had access to firearms.
RCMP arrested Chouhan in Surrey, B.C., around 8:30 a.m. Friday. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.
Police said they would be returning Chouhan to Toronto to face the charges.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
Nick Westoll contributed to this report