connectVideoManhunt underway for an illegal immigrant suspected of killing a California cop during a traffic stop
Former NYPD officer Dr Darrin Porcher, offers insight into the tragedy.
The illegal immigrant wanted by California police for the murder of one of their own may have connections to a Mexican-American street gang, according to an image circulating on social media, confirmed as authentic by the researchers.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department – which is leading the investigation into the killing of Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh – posted the image, and a number of others, on her Twitter account early Friday morning.
Officer Ronil Singh had worked with the Newman Police Department since 2011.
(Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department)
“We can confirm these are pictures of the man who killed Corporal Ronil Singh,” the department said. “We CANNOT, however, confirm that the correct name or date of birth.”
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The photo shows the alleged “cop-killer” posing in a tank-top shirt, with a metallic chain draped around his neck and a large flaming skull tattoo visible on his right arm. Under the tattoo is the word “$ur3no$,” which, according to the police in the State of Washington, is Spanish for “southerners”.
“Sureños are a group of Mexican American street gangs with origins in southern California (south of Bakersfield),” reads a profile of the group in a police-gang recognition guide. “The gang is loyal to the [California] prison gang, Mexican Mafia, aka “La Eme”.
Ten alleged members of the Sureños gang has been charged in April for their alleged role in seven murders in the Bay Area dating back to 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The gang has also led to recent problems along the U.S.-mexico border. Immigration officials arrested one member from outside Tucson, Arizona in July on human trafficking charges after five illegal immigrants were found in the truck. Months earlier, in another member – who had been previously deported from the USA – was taken into custody, along with two other illegal immigrants in southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said.
An image of the suspect wanted in Officer Singh’s murder, to be confirmed by authentic California police.
(Facebook/Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department)
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam multiple endocrine neoplasia said Thursday that police are in possession of a truck believed to have been driven by the suspect in Singh’s killing, but the authorities did not release his identity until they are “100 percent certain that we have the right name.
“We have a protocol we follow is specific in identifying people,” he told reporters. “It would be irresponsible for our problem, that the information, without quite knowing without a doubt that we have identified the correct suspect.”
The man appears at least three Facebook pages, each with a different alias. All the pages say that he is from Mexico Colima State on the Coast of the Pacific ocean, and contain pictures of him with the “Sureños” tattoo and the silver chain is visible.
One of the profiles apparently belonging to the individual has plenty of images of guns and weapons, and several pictures of him, crossing his arms while he had a gun.
His whereabouts remain unknown, and Friday, but the police suspect that he is hiding somewhere around Newman, where the shooting happened early Wednesday morning.
“This suspect is illegally in the country. He doesn’t belong here. He is a criminal. We will find him, we will arrest him, we bring him to justice,” multiple endocrine neoplasia said Thursday. “We strongly encourage him to surrender quietly so we can bring closure to this senseless act of violence.”