UPDATED 7:01 AM PT — Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
A statewide search is underway in California for a man suspected of killing a police officer. According to authorities, the suspect is in the country illegally. They have yet to release his name.
California Highway Patrol located his truck Thursday, following the fatal shooting of police Cpl. Ronil Singh Wednesday morning.
The officer was shot moments after he pulled over the suspect in Newman, which is located just south of Modesto.
The entire #NYPD is thinking of the family, friends and colleagues of Corporal Ronil Singh, 33, of the Newman Police Department (CA), who was murdered early this morning while conducting a traffic stop — just hours after taking Christmas photos with his wife and son. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/iNCNMvhPlI
— Commissioner O’Neill (@NYPDONeill) December 26, 2018
Surveillance photos show the suspect purchasing alcohol at a convenience store shortly before the incident. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police.