Surrey man sentenced for targeted stabbing in Harrison Hot Springs

Chilliwack sentence of time served but Armaan Chandi also facing jail for Nanaimo drive-by shooting

A Surrey man who pleaded guilty to an August 2017 stabbing in Harrison Hot Springs was sentenced to time served in Chilliwack provincial court on Wednesday, but he won’t be getting out of jail any time soon.

That’s because Armaan Singh Chandi was also recently convicted of a drive-by shooting in Nanaimo, an incident that happened a year and a half prior to his visit to Harrison.

In Chilliwack court on March 13, the 21-year-old Chandi wore standard-issue orange prison jumpsuit as Judge Kristen Mundstock read the sentence to the two charges he pleaded guilty to mid-trial: assault causing bodily harm, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The stabbing took place on Lillooet Avenue on Aug. 13, 2017 in Harrison Hot Springs. The man stabbed suffered non-life threatening injuries and receiving stitches.

Kagir Singh Singh Kang was also initially charged with a breach connected to the incident.

Chandi was also originally charged with two breaches, an assault with a weapon, and an uttering threat to burn, destroy or damage in Agassiz. Crown issued a stay of proceedings for those four charges after sentencing.

• READ MORE: Two Surrey men arrested following ‘targeted’ Harrison Hot Springs stabbing

After Chandi and Kang were arrested, Chilliwack RCMP reported the accused and the complainants knew each other. The men were arrested soon after the stabbing by Surrey RCMP.

In addition to the equivalent of a one-year sentence, Chandi was ordered on 12 months probation with several conditions, including weapons and drug bans, no-contact orders with the complainants, 30 hours of community services, and anger management counselling.

Chandi will remain in custody, found guilty by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robin Baird of use of a prohibited firearm with intention of committing murder, concealing his face with intention of committing an indictable offence, and dangerous driving and failing to stop for a peace officer.

• READ MORE: Man arrested following 2016 drive-by shooting in Nanaimo found guilty

Those convictions stem from a March 1, 2016 drive-by shooting in Nanaimo.

Chandi is yet to be sentenced for the Nanaimo incident.


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