- New photos were released of a suspect accused of killing a California police officer the day after Christmas, and his legal status reignited the immigration debate, specifically drawing the president's ire.
Richardson said he appreciated the many tips to investigators into Singh's shooting, but he lamented that people want to remain anonymous in these situations.
The killer is identified as Gustavo Perez Arriaga, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was in the USA after crossing the Arizona border. The sheriff did not provide the name of his employer because he said Arriaga had no long-term, consistent employment at one job.
On Friday, the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Office confirmed photographs of the suspect making rounds on social media, but still would not release his identity.
He was taken into custody along with his brother, 25-year-old Adrian Virgen and his co-worker 32-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz, for allegedly attempting to help him leave the country after the incident.
Christianson condemned sanctuary laws, which he said prevented local law enforcement from sharing news of Arriaga's two previous DUI arrests with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Singh's brother, Reggie Singh, burst into tears as he thanked law enforcement for working so quickly to make an arrest.
Singh, 33, was an immigrant too, arriving legally from his native Fiji to fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, authorities said.
Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011.
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President Donald Trump, who is using the ongoing shutdown of the federal government as leverage to obtain funding for his proposed border wall, cited Singh's death on Thursday to bolster his argument.
A suspect police are searching for in connection to the fatal shooting of an officer during a traffic stop in Northern California.
Singh had stopped a suspected drunken driver in the town of Newman when he was fatally wounded and managed to fire back but didn't hit his attacker, authorities have said. Ronil "Ron" Singh on Wednesday during a traffic stop.
Three people were also arrested at the home, Youngblood said.
"He will never see his son walk", said Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, whose agency is leading the investigation.
Several people were also arrested on suspicion of helping Arriaga evade law enforcement and lying to detectives about him, authorities said.
"He came to America with one objective, and that was to serve this country", said Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson, choking up.
The Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association (SSDA) has established a Corporal Ronil Singh, Newman PD Memorial Fund. He also noted that the suspect had been in the country for a number of years and was seeking to cross back into Mexico before the shooting occurred.
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