They have not released a name.
UPDATE: Authorities have arrested the illegal immigrant they suspect murdered California cop Ronil Singh. From Fox News:
The illegal immigrant fugitive wanted in the murder of a California police officer is in custody Friday after being on the run for more than two days, Fox News confirms.
Police arrested the man near Bakersfield, about 280 miles southeast of Newman, where Police Cpl. Ronil Singh was gunned down early Wednesday. The arrest was confirmed by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The news comes as the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department — which has been handling the case — says it will be holding a press conference at 3 p.m. ET Friday to discuss “significant developments in the Newman investigation.” The Kern County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News it will hold its own press conference an hour later.
Authorities have revealed the man who allegedly killed California cop Ronil Singh is in America illegally.
Cpl. Robert Singh stopped a man for a DUI investigation, but the suspect began a gunfight with Singh. Singh “reported ‘shots fired’ over his radio a few minutes later.” Backup rushed him to the hospital where he later died of his wounds.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department has not confirmed the alleged murderer’s name and age. They do have the “truck believed to have been driven by the suspect.”
From Fox News:
The unidentified man alleged to be behind the slaying of Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33, “is considered armed and dangerous,” Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said during a news conference on Thursday afternoon, vowing that the manhunt would “relentlessly continue.”
“This suspect … is in our country illegally. He doesn’t belong here. He is a criminal. We will find him, we will arrest him, we will bring him to justice,” Christianson said.
Singh was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 1 a.m. Wednesday in Newman, about 100 miles southeast of San Francisco, according to police.
The following pictures of the suspect including a name & birth date have been circulating on social media. We can confirm these are pictures of the man who murdered Corporal Ronil Singh. We CANNOT, however, confirm that the correct name or birth date is being put out. pic.twitter.com/cSCvE1DhEF
— Stanislaus Sheriff (@StanSheriff) December 28, 2018
One of the pictures shows a tattoo “$ur3no$,” which has led some to believe he has connections to the street gang Sureños:
“Sureños are a group of Mexican-American street gangs with origins in southern California (south of Bakersfield),” reads a profile on the group in a police gang recognition guide. “The gang has allegiance to the [California] prison gang, Mexican Mafia, aka “La Eme”.
Ten alleged members of the Sureños gang were charged in April for their suspected roles in seven murders in the Bay Area dating back to 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The gang has also caused recent trouble along the U.S.-Mexico border. Immigration officials arrested one member outside of Tucson, Arizona in July on human smuggling charges after five illegal immigrants were found inside his truck. Months earlier, another member – who had been previously deported from the U.S. – was taken into custody along with two other illegal immigrants in southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said.
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