IHIT investigating man shot dead at Burnaby’s Market Crossing

Burnaby, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2021-05-14 16:41 PDT

File # 2021-604

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the shooting death of 23-year-old Jaskeert Kalkat at the Market Crossing area in Burnaby, B.C.

Burnaby: On May 13, 2021 at 8:37 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP responded to multiple reports of a shooting near the Cactus Club restaurant at Burnaby’s Market Crossing. Police found 23-year-old Jaskeert Kalkat with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at scene. There were two other victims found with gunshot wounds, a man and a woman, who were taken to hospital. They are believed to be associates of Kalkat. A suspect vehicle described as a white SUV was seen leaving the scene of the shooting.

At approximately 9:04 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a vehicle on fire in the 18500-block of 18 Avenue. It is believed to be the suspect vehicle from the earlier shooting in Burnaby.

IHIT has conduct of the investigation and is working closely with the Burnaby RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Investigators are asking for dash cam video from anyone who was in the area of the shooting in Burnaby and/or the site of the burning vehicle in Surrey.

The victim, Jaskeert Kalkat, was known to police and involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict, says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.

Anyone with information or dash cam video is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Released by

Sgt. Frank Jang

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC, V3T 6P3 Mailstop 508/509
Office: 778-290-4876
Cell: 236-334-3081
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: frank.jang@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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