Suspected Illegal Immigrant Accused of Killing California Officer Arrested

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters

A suspected illegal immigrant accused of shooting to death a California police officer was arrested on Friday after a two-day manhunt that President Donald Trump cited in his push for building a wall on the border with Mexico, officials said.

The suspect was arrested in Bakersfield, a city less than 200 miles (320 km) south of Newman where the police officer was shot early on Wednesday, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said at a news conference.

The officer in Newman, a small Northern California town, was shot and killed after pulling over the suspect on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

The suspect was an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has claimed to be involved with a criminal gang called the Surenos, Christianson said.

Trump tweeted about the shooting on Thursday, several days after a shutdown of the federal government, which was triggered by his $5 billion demand, largely opposed by Democrats and some lawmakers in Trump’s own Republican party, for the wall he wants to build.

The officer, identified as 33-year-old Ronil Singh, was a native of Fiji who immigrated to the United States to become a police officer, authorities said.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; editing by Grant McCool)

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Paul Delfornia
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Paul Delfornia

Spend the .35 cents and fire a shot into his head ,,, problem solved !!

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Reuters is NOT a quality source. First the headline “suspected illegal immigrant”. Then the statement that “The suspect was an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has claimed to be involved with a criminal gang called the Surenos”

We’re not talking Schrodinger’s Cat. He’s either legal or not.

conni
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conni

I noticed that too. But getting to the point with a true statement is not their style.

Leftiesrloony
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Leftiesrloony

Schumer its time for you to take action on in what you believed in June 2009. Build the wall and tighten immigration laws!

deb
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deb

If walls don’t work, let’s take the walls down from our prisons.

conni
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conni

Israel has had much success with their wall; walls work.

TOM
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TOM

Because I love being devils advocate, two examples. 1. The Berlin wall, if you are old enough to remember it, never prevented anyone from crossing that border. Guards with real bullets and orders to shoot is what stopped people crossing. 2. Border between the two Korea’s, no wall AND no… Read more »

TOM
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TOM

I just love being devils advocate 🙂 Jail without (solid) walls, Maricopa county’s “tent city” jail. Bet no one escaped from there. It wasn’t the wall that kept the inmates from leaving, it was the guards. The solid walls of this country’s jails are so that the inmates can be… Read more »

conni
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conni

Schumer is a wise guy. He didn’t even look at Pres Trump … childish, juvenile. When will we be free of these incompetents?

TOM
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TOM

He (Chucky) can’t think if his head is up and he is looking at you. Haven’t you watched him when he speaks in the Senate and elsewhere.

conni
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conni

He’ll do that….when the Statue of liberty sits down. Right now, he and Pelosi are only interested in putting their pointed heads together to stand in Pres Trump’s way. They are despicable and they don’t care.

Leftiesrloony
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Leftiesrloony

Pelosi, I hope while you are vacationing in Hawaii that you come to realize that if a wall and strict border laws prevents a murder like this ever happening again, by an illegal, it is worth any cost.

conni
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conni

You’re wasting your time on Pelosi. I think she’s gone ‘fool’. She’s the picture of pure scorn.

Blue
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Blue

Great News!! Now #BuildTheDamnWallNOW!!!

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