Armaan Singh Chandi

Wakesiah drive-by suspects go to court

NANAIMO – Armaan Singh Chandi, 18, and Inderpal Singh Aujla, 19, face charges, including attempt to murder.

Two men charged in connection with a March 1 drive-by shooting on Wakesiah Avenue will see their next day in court on March 30.

Armaan Singh Chandi, 18, and Inderpal Singh Aujla, 19, are charged with attempt to murder with a firearm, intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless, use of firearm while committing an indictable offence, disguising face with intent to commit offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from a peace officer.

The two are alleged to have led police on a chase that went through Ladysmith and ended in Duncan. Four police cars were damaged and two Nanaimo officers were injured in the pursuit, according to Nanaimo RCMP.

Chandi and Aujla had some charges stayed at a court appearance last Friday, but it was only a re-ordering and Crown counsel is proceeding with charges, said Daniel McLaughlin, Crown spokesman.

“The charges that were stayed were on the initial police … information,” said McLaughlin. “If you put the two of them together, you’ll see the counts are the same, the accused the same, the order has changed to prioritize essentially the most serious charge on the information, that’s the attempt to murder.”

Both Chandi, a Surrey resident, and Aujla, from Mission, remain in custody.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Missing Surrey snowshoer found dead on Mt. Seymour

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Suspect charged after four Surrey banks were robbed in just four hours

Financial institutions in North Surrey targeted on Feb. 12

Surrey says WorkSafeBC should be in charge of asbestos abatement

City staff say WorkSafeBC has ‘greater knowledge, experience and expertise’ concerning asbestos

Surrey RCMP say 14-year-old boy stabbed at Guildford mall

Police say the boy had ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, suspect arrested

Former NHL star Fleury in Surrey for conference on child abuse

At Surrey City Hall, two-day event hosted by Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Trudeau takes personal hit amid SNC-Lavalin controversy: poll

Overall, 41 per cent of respondents believed the prime minister had done something wrong in the affair

Most Read