Suspected California cop-killer is illegal immigrant, Trump tweets

Gustavo Perez Arriaga

The man suspected of shooting and killing a California police officer during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning has been arrested after a statewide manhunt, authorities confirmed on Friday. The Stanislaus County Sheriff Department has set up a memorial fund for the Singh family where readers can donate. Seven other people, including Arriaga's girlfriend and brother, face charges of accessory after the fact, or aiding and abetting.

Arriaga's brother and co-worker were also arrested and accused of acting as accomplices, authorities said. Singh. Police said Virgen was arrested in Hanford, Calif. and Quiroz was arrested in Modesto, Calif.

Cpl. Ronal Singh, who emigrated from his native Fiji, was shot about 1 a.m. Wednesday after stopping a suspected drunken driver in Newman, southeast of San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley.

"He was living the American dream", said Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Royjinder Singh, who is unrelated to the deceased officer. ". I thank you all, and the police department of Newman, for giving Ron an awesome time, the time he worked over here".

Arriaga was trying to reach Mexico, Christianson said.

The suspect in the shooting death of Singh, Christianson continued, crossed the border illegally.

"Ronil Singh was my older brother - he is not coming back", said Reggie Singh during a Friday press conference.

Adrian Virgen

The sheriff's department has identified the suspect but not named him.

Christianson said that if Arriaga hadn't been in the country, "the outcome could have been different. He came to this country with one goal and that was to serve this country", said Richardson who added when he came to this country, all he wanted to do was become a police officer.

He was shot a few minutes after radioing that he was pulling over a grey pickup truck that had no license plate in Newman, a town of about 10,000 people, officials said. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department shared images of the suspect from a convenience store, in the hopes that someone would recognize him.

Singh was the first officer to die in the line of duty, in a department with 12 sworn officers.

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.

Trump tweeted about Singh's killing on Thursday, saying it was "time to get tough on Border Security".

"Officer Singh's handcuffs were brought down, and they're on that guy for his trip home", Youngblood said. He is survived by his wife, Anamika, and their 5-month-old son.

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