Newman Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

A Newman Police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, NBC-affiliate KCRA reported.

Police are searching for the suspect who opened fired at officer Ronil Singh, 33, after he called in a traffic stop in Newman, KCRA reported. The officer later called out “shots fired” over the radio.

Singh was found with gunshot wound and he later died at the hospital, according to the report.

Police say an extended cab pickup truck was last seen in the area. California Highway Patrol sent out a “blue alert” for a silver Dodge Ram 1500 with Dealer Plates AR Auto. 

Officer Singh was a native of Fiji and has been employed by Newman Police Department since July 2011, according to the police department.

“Our Newman Police family is devastated by the loss of Ronil,” Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said in a statement.

No other information was immediately available.

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