Man convicted of manslaughter in random fatal shooting in Surrey

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Investigators place a tarp over a vehicle at the crime scene in Surrey, B.C., early April 7, 2020. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC - image credit)
Investigators place a tarp over a vehicle at the crime scene in Surrey, B.C., early April 7, 2020. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC - image credit)

A man arrested nearly two years ago in connection with a fatal shooting in Surrey, B.C., has been convicted of manslaughter.

On Thursday, Robert Tomljenovic was found guilty of manslaughter and robbery with a firearm in the shooting death of Pritpal Singh, 21, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Singh was found dead on the front lawn of a residence in the 8800-block of 138A Street in Surrey, B.C., in the early hours of April 7, 2020.

Police identified and arrested Tomeljenovic less than a week later, on April 13.

Investigators initially believed the shooting had been targeted but it was later determined to have been a random attack.

Tomljenovic's trial began in October last year. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 27 to fix a date for sentencing.

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