The following article was published in partnership with the Highline Times.
Friend of family shot to death by ex-husband
Update for Sept. 1:
Information from King County Prosecutor’s Office:
A charge of Murder in the Second Degree was filed today against Jaspal Gill, who is accused in the shooting death of an unarmed man in Burien on August 28. Gill argued with the victim, Harjit Singh, and then shot him multiple times. Prosecutors also added a Firearm Sentencing Enhancement to the charge. If convicted as charged, the defendant’s sentencing range is 15 to 23 years in prison. Gill, 47, remains in jail on $3 million bail. He will be arraigned on September 13 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center, courtroom GA.
Update for Aug. 30:
The 47-year-old man who turned himself into Burien police after fatally shooting a family friend of his ex-wife, had a bail hearing on Aug. 9.
Bail was set at $3 million and the King County Prosecutor’s Office has until Aug. 31 to file charges.
Original post on Aug. 28:
A cab driver was shot to death in Burien at around 5:45 pm Tuesday evening in the 14000 block of 8th Ave South.
Cindi West, King County Sheriff Public Information officer said, “A female called 911 and said that someone had been shot. When deputies arrived they attempted CPR and when aid got here they pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The woman that lives here, lives here with her 16 year old son and her 14 year old daughter. The suspect is the father of the children and also the ex-husband of the woman.
The victim was driving a cab is a friend of the woman and he had just picked up the daughter and brought her home. The daughter had just gotten out of the car when the suspect pulled up, got out of the car and came up to the cab, opened the drivers door and fired a number of shots, striking the driver, killing him.
We believe that the 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter both witnessed this.
Within five to ten minutes of deputies arriving on the scene we received another 911 call from the suspect indicating he was at the Burien precinct and he was turning himself in. That’s where he is now and was being interviewed by detectives.”
It was unclear as to whether or not there was a history of domestic violence with the suspect. According to what the sheriff’s were told they had been divorced for approximately 8 years. They were also told that the relationship between the mother and the victim was, “only friends.”
The investigation will continue and we will update when more details are released.