BREAKING: Gunman Murdered Newman Police Officer, Still At Large

Newman Police Department Officer Ronil Singh was murdered in the line of duty on Wednesday morning.

Newman, CA – A manhunt is underway for an unidentified gunman accused of fatally shooting a Newman police officer early Wednesday morning during a traffic stop.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department released a photograph of the suspect (picture above), and said he may be driving a grey extended-cab 2002-2009 Dodge Ram pickup with silver paper license plates, according to the agency’s press release.

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The fatal altercation began at 12:57 a.m., when Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh checked out on a traffic stop at Eucalyptus Avenue and Merced Street.

Just moments later, he radioed there had been “shots fired” at the scene, and officers from multiple agencies immediately responded to his location.

They found Officer Singh, 33, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The unidentified suspect fled the scene prior to the other officers’ arrival, and police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate him.

Officer Singh, a native of Fiji, served the Newman Police Department for over seven years.

He previously served with the Merced County Sheriff’s Department and the Turlock Police Department, The Modesto Bee reported.

“Our Newman Police family is devastated by the loss of Ronil,” Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said in the press release. “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.”

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Comments (14)
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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Thoughts and prayers. I wonder whether stricter federal gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy.

bronx163
bronx163

Release the dogs of hell on this piece of shit killer. Need to make assaulting/killing a cop a federal crime and automatic death penalty and have no options for prosecutors to plea bargain. You have to give the perp death penalty no discretion allowed to the court,judge or prsecutor.

SAAM
SAAM

I wonder whether stricter federal birth control laws would have prevented Burgers Allday.

ffangel4u
ffangel4u

What California WON'T say- HE IS ILLEGAL and killed a hero!

glenn8576
glenn8576

I pray you catch this animal, and send him to jail for life w/no parole!

La Migra
La Migra

Probably heading back to Mejico, start from there on the look out.

junkmansj
junkmansj

God bless this brave officer and his family.