Sheriff: Suspected cop killer 'should have been reported to ICE'

Hugh Fox
December 29, 2018

He also noted that the suspect had been in the country for a number of years and was seeking to cross back into Mexico before the shooting occurred. Arriaga will be charged with homicide. At 12:57 AM, Officer Singh called off on a traffic stop at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue in Newman. Singh died at a hospital.

"What needs to be known is that he was truly just a human being, an American patriot". Ronil Singh of the tiny Newman Police Department would still be alive. Singh exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

The suspect had fled the scene in his vehicle prior to assisting officer's arrival.

The identity of the gunman was unknown for several hours following the deadly shooting. Sheriff's officials, however, say they can not confirm the suspect's name and date of birth.

Homan defended the policy of constructing a border wall as an important piece of immigration enforcement, while admitting that he didn't know how the suspect gained entry into the country. All are undocumented, the sheriff said.

Late in the afternoon on December 26, investigators made a crucial discovery. A gray, extended cab Dodge Ram pickup was seen in the area at the time of the shooting. It had paper license plates. "He is a criminal", Christianson said.

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"Why are we providing sanctuary for criminals?" he asked.

The sheriff says Perez Arriaga was in the country illegally after crossing the border in Arizona.

The sheriff commented on current border security laws, including criticism for sanctuary city laws.

The sanctuary law limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, although it includes more than 800 exceptions for violent crimes and felonies.

The sheriff shared that Arriaga was found due to the collective efforts of multiple agencies.

However, multiple studies have found immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than US -born Americans.

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Richardson said that Sam, Singh's K9 who was with, was uninjured in the incident. will be retied and remain with the family saying he would not take another family member from them.

Two other men were taken into custody Friday, including Arriaga's brother, who allegedly lied to cops and helped him escape. Sheriff Christianson said Virgen is Arriaga's brother and that Quiroz was his coworker.

Christianson said at Friday's new conference that Arriaga has been a farm laborer and dairy worker. Virgen was arrested in Hanford and Quiroz in Modesto, Christianson said. Ronil Singh on Friday morning in Bakersfield, Calif., officials have confirmed.

Singh was originally from Fiji.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department released the following photos on their Facebook page confirming that the photos below are of the man who murdered Cpl.

Officer Ronil Singh, of the Newman Police Department, is survived by his wife and child.

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Cpl. Ronal Singh, who came to the US from his native Fiji, was shot early Wednesday after stopping the man he suspected of driving drunk in Newman. He was proud to defend his community.

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