Indian-origin police officer shot dead in California

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A 33-year-old Indian-origin police officer in California was killed after being shot by an “armed” unidentified gunman while he was conducting a traffic stop. 

Corporal Ronil singh of the Newman Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he was working overtime on Christmas night.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, which is leading the investigation, said, “A few moments later he called out ‘shots fired’ over the radio.”  Multiple agencies responded to assist, and Singh was found at the scene with gunshot wounds.

Singh was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the department said.

It said, “the suspect had fled the scene in his vehicle before the police arrived.”

The department is leading the investigation and have released surveillance photographs of the suspect and vehicle.

Singh is survived by his wife Anamika and a five-month old son.