Another American citizen permanently separated from his family.
From ABC 7 News: The suspect accused of killing a Newman police officer has been identified and is in the country illegally, according to authorities.
Police believe the suspect, who they have not named, shot and killed the police officer around 1 a.m. on Monday. The suspect’s truck was found outside the city of Newman in a mobile home park, but the suspect is still missing.
The victim is Officer Ronil Singh, a K-9 officer with the Newman Police Department.
Officer Singh is survived by his wife and his six-month-old son.According to friends and family, Officer Singh’s parents and brother currently live in Fiji and are making their way to California.
“Our Newman Police family is devastated by the loss of Ronil,” said Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson. “If anyone has any information regarding the identity of the suspect, please contact law enforcement immediately so we can get this cop-killer off the streets.”
Officers released pictures of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle Monday morning.
They were able to track the truck down to the 26000 block of River Road in Newman. However, the suspect is still on the run.
Here’s a screenshot of the suspect, from ABC7’s news video. The police is not revealing his name at the moment to secure an ongoing investigation.