Search underway for man who killed California police officer

Posted at 8:29 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 19:12:26-05

UPDATE (4 p.m.) – According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle associated with the man believed to have shot and killed a Newman police officer Wednesday morning has been located but the suspect is still outstanding.

The suspect is described as heavy set and was last seen wearing a black jacket with white Ecko brand patches on the shoulder, a black shirt, silver chain, and black shoes.

If seen, call 911.


(8:29 a.m.) – Authorities say they are looking for a man who shot and killed a police officer in California.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said Newman police Officer Ronil Singh was conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday in the town of Newman when he called out “shots fired” over his radio.

The department said the shooter had fled when back-up arrived to assist Singh.

A manhunt was underway for the killer, who was believed to be driving a gray Dodge Ram pickup at the time of the shooting.

The 33-year-old officer was rushed to a hospital and died from gunshot wounds.

Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011.