Officer Singh was Killed Christmas night when he pulled the suspect over for a routine traffic stop. Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33 years old, was working overtime on Christmas Night when he was fatally shot. A few minutes after stopping the suspect he called out over the radio “shots fired”.
When multiple agencies responded to assist they found Singh shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
Below is a picture of the suspect who was caught on Surveillance Video when in a convenience store purchasing beer minutes before the shooting. He is armed and dangerous so be cautious and do not approach.
In the photos, the heavyset suspect with short dark hair is wearing a thick chain necklace, jeans, a dark hoodie and dark-colored T-shirt. Surveillance footage also captured the suspect’s vehicle, a grey Dodge Ram pickup with paper dealership plates, matching the description that Singh had called in. Authorities later located the vehicle and said it was being processed for evidence according to NBC News.
Singh leaves behind a wife and 5 month old son. He was native of Fiji and worked for the Newman Police Department for seven years at the time of his death. He also worked at various Police Departments during his short career.
Singh was described as outgoing and friendly with a beautiful soul. He is the 52nd Law Enforcement Officer killed in the line of duty in 2018.
“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.”
In conclusion, if you have any tips, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips athttp://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers. You can also contact Detective Michael Fisher at 209-525-7083 or dispatch at 209-552-2468.
Our thoughts and prayer go out to Officer Singh’s family. Thank you for your service and Rest in Peace.
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