Arrest made in Newman cop shooting; suspect found in Kern County | The Modesto Bee

modbee | 12/28/2018 | Staff
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Posted by Harinder Singh Toor on Friday, December 28, 2018

The suspect in the shooting death of a Newman Police Department corporal was arrested in the Bakersfield area Friday morning, the Stansislaus County Sheriff’s Department said.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, was arrested in connection with murder of Newman, CA Police Officer Ronil Singh.

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Also arrested for aiding and abetting were the suspect’s brother, Adrian Virgen, 25, and the suspect’s co-worker, Erik Razo Quiroz, 35.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference at noon to accounce the arrest.



The Kern County Sheriff’s Office also is holding a press conference tied to the Newman case at 1 p.m.

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Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33, was shot and killed by a man he pulled over for suspected driving under the influence early Wednesday morning.

A friend of Singh, Harinder Singh Toor, posted a photo of the apparent apprehension of the suspect on Facebook.

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The Sheriff’s Office, which is conducting the investigation, released surveillance photos of the suspect and the Dodge pickup he was driving shortly after the shooting. They released more photos on Thursday night.

Authorities said investigators have identified the suspect but will not release his name because he may have several aliases. Sheriff Adam Christianson said the suspect must be in custody and finger printed to confirm his identity.

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The pickup, found 13 hours later, abandoned at a River Road mobile home park just south of Azevedo Road, is registered to a Conrado Virgen Mendoza, according to a records search by The Bee.

The Sheriff’s office would not confirm the suspect’s name.

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The shooting and subsequent manhunt captured the attention of residents both in and around Stanislaus County and across the country.

At a news conference Thursday in Newman, Christianson pointed out that the suspect was an illegal immigrant.

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“He doesn’t belong here; he is a criminal,” the sheriff said, hours before discussing the issue on a Fox News show.

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