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Family of Abbotsford homicide victim pleads for information on first anniversary of death

Last Updated Feb 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT

Satkar Sidhu was shot and killed on Steelhead Court in Abbotsford on February 20, 2017 (Courtesy IHIT)
Summary

Satkar Sidhu, 23, was shot to death on Steelhead Court in Abbotsford on February 20, 2017

Victim of Abbotsford homicide did not have a criminal record

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – The family of a man who was shot to death in Abbotsford one year ago today is pleading for information that could help police find the killer.

Satkar Sidhu, 23, was gunned down on Steelhead Court on February 20, 2017.

When emergency crews arrived, they saw a car speeding away. Police had to use a spike belt to stop the car and three people were taken into custody. They were released the next day.

No charges have been laid in the case.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it has been “diligently following the evidence trail, which has helped in piecing some of the details together,” however investigators still need more information.

“We never thought he would die under such horrible circumstances,” reads part of a statement from the family today.

“It has been a full year since we lost him, yet we are still praying for answers and grieving without closure.”

Sidhu did not have a criminal record.

Steelhead Court in Abbotsford, scene of a fatal shooting Feb. 20, 2017 (Courtesy CITY TV)

Full statement from the family:

We remember Satkar’s childhood as normal as any or our childhoods. He had the biggest dreams, the widest smile and the kindest heart. His presence would light up a room before he even walked in and his laughter would turn anyone’s day around. Satkar was the most driven and passionate young man there was; he poured his heart and soul into every step he took in life. He had almost completed his business degree and had so much life left to live.

Satkar did not have a criminal record. We never thought he would die under such horrible circumstances. There was a complete disregard to public safety as he was murdered during the early morning hours in a quiet residential area. It has been a full year since we lost him, yet we are still praying for answers and grieving without closure.

At this time, we would like to request for anyone who may have information about Satkar’s death to please contact the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. We would be eternally grateful if you are able to provide the police with any information. Please bear in mind no information is irrelevant and you may remain anonymous. We are making this appeal particularly to those who knew Satkar and may have valuable information, which can help the police solve his murder.

There are very few people who come into the world for an extremely short period of time, yet manage to leave behind the greatest impact – Satkar can be described as one of these people. The void of his presence will always remain, but we hope this public statement will help bring him, and our family, the justice he deserves.

Thank you.

Anyone with information 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).