Newman Officer Killed, Search is on for Gunman: Stanislaus County Sheriff

Authorities are on the hunt for a suspect responsible for shooting and killing a police officer during a routine traffic stop in Stanislaus County early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Dec 26, 2018 9:22 AM
Updated: Dec 27, 2018 9:28 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities are hunting the man suspected of killing a policeman who stopped his truck in a small California town.

Thirty-three-year-old Ronil Singh was shot Wednesday after stopping a pickup truck without a license plate in Newman, about 100 miles southeast of San Francisco.

The truck was later found but the gunman is at large.

Authorities say surveillance photos taken at a convenience store shortly before the attack show the suspect, a heavy man with short dark hair wearing a chain necklace, dark T-shirt and jacket.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says police agencies throughout California and out of state have been alerted.

Singh was a native of Fiji who joined the Newman police force in 2011. He is survived by a wife and an infant son.

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Original Article from Action News Now:

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. - Authorities are on the hunt for a suspect responsible for shooting and killing a police officer during a routine traffic stop in Stanislaus County early Wednesday morning.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, an officer pulled over a vehicle in Newman, a city east of San Jose, just before 1 a.m.

Moments later, a radio call came in saying there were “shots fired.”

When officers arrived, they found Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh, 33, with gunshot wounds and was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

Law enforcement officials have released surveillance images of a suspect and a gray Dodge Ram truck, they suspect it may be connected to the shooting.

Singh was with the Newman Police Department since July 2011 and was a native of Fiji.

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