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Model who survived Cactus Club gang shooting worked in B.C. RCMP fusion centre

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Bob Mackin

One of two survivors of a shooting outside a Burnaby Cactus Club restaurant on May 13 worked in the RCMP’s provincial headquarters at the highly sensitive fusion centre.

Jaskeert Kalkat, 23, allegedly affiliated with the Brothers Keepers’ gang, was murdered around 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Market Crossing strip mall.

RCMP B.C. headquarters (BC Hydro)

A 23-year-old woman acquainted with Kalkat was injured, but her condition is not known. theBreaker.news is choosing not to publish her name and photograph for the time being.

Her Instagram feed displayed photographs of her at a Granville Mall nightclub and Coal Harbour marina, in the driver’s seat of a BMW SUV, and in Toronto, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She works as a model and has aspirations of posing in swimsuit photo shoots for Sports Illustrated and Playboy.

The woman is not the first current or former law enforcement employee caught in the crossfire during this spring’s gang war. On May 1, B.C. Corrections officer Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, was gunned down at North Delta at Scottsdale Mall in an Audi SUV. 

theBreaker.news asked the B.C. RCMP headquarters media office to comment on her employment history with the Real-Time Intelligence Centre-B.C. and whether her father is a current or former senior RCMP officer.

Rather than answering question about the personnel matter, the office forwarded the query to Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokesman Sgt. Frank Jang, who said: “We have confirmed the identity of the female and her safety and the homicide investigation remains a priority. The female you referred to is not an employee of the RCMP.”

Cactus Club at Market Crossing (Google Maps)

However, two sources told theBreaker.news that she worked in a civilian job in the fusion centre. RTIC-B.C. is a multi-agency, instant crime monitoring, analysis and communications centre located at the B.C. RCMP headquarters in Surrey’s Green Timbers. 

“The centre has a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the RCMP and the province’s municipal police forces, as well as Canada Border Services Agency, Correctional Service Canada, B.C. Corrections and B.C. Sherriff Services,” said a 2019 entry on the RCMP website. “The unit’s 43 staff members, which include permanent RCMP positions and municipal police officers who rotate every four years, have access to the databases of all the partner agencies.”

The May 13 shooting was the latest in a tit-for-tat series of murders in public places since mid-April.

The most-sensational was the Mother’s Day killing of United Nations gangster Karman Grewal, 28, outside Vancouver International Airport. The incident gained international media attention and prompted Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to call a meeting of top police officials in B.C. 

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