Canadian shoots acquitted Air India bomber

Canadian authorities say a man acquitted in a 1985 terrorist attack that killed 329 people was shot & murdered Thursday. 

Ripudaman Singh Malik was declared not guilty of murder & conspiracy in the 1985 Air India bombings, which killed 331 people. 

Jaspreet Malik's son reported his father's killing on social media, thus police established his identity. The son stated on Facebook that the media will always link him to the Air India attack. 

"The media & RCMP never accepted the court's ruling, & I hope today's tragedy is unrelated." 

A Surrey car wash worker heard shots & found Malik unconscious in his car. Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. 

"We know Mr. Malik's past, but we're still determining a motivation." We can affirm the shooting was targeted & there is no further public risk.” Sgt. 

Timothy Pierotti said witnesses would help solve the crime because it happened in a residential area. 

After the gunshot, police located a vehicle engulfed in flames a few blocks away. 

In Malik's trial, the BC Supreme Court heard that a suitcase bomb was put aboard a plane in Vancouver & transferred to Air India Flight 182 in Toronto. 

The plane crashed off Ireland's coast, killing 329 people. An hour later, a bomb for another Air India airline exploded at Tokyo's Narita Airport, killing two baggage handlers.

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