The man accused of killing of a Newman Police Department corporal in California was taken into custody Friday morning, according to law enforcement sources.
Corporal Ronil Singh was fatally shot on Wednesday during a suspected DUI traffic stop, kicking off a massive manhunt for the suspect, who is reportedly not residing in the US legally.
13 hours after the hunt began, the suspect’s pickup was found abandoned at a trailer park, with the vehicle registered to a Conrado Vigen Mendoza.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office would not confirm the name or identify the suspect, noting that the suspect in question goes by several identities.
According to the Modesto Bee, Singh’s friend, Harinder Singh Toor, managed to snap a photo of the suspect being detained and posted it to social media.
A first-generation immigrant, Singh came to the US from Fiji and repaid his new country by faithfully serving the people of Newman, where he now holds the tragic title of being the first duty death in the department’s history. He leaves behind a wife and five-month olf baby.
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