The illegal alien who allegedly killed Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh Wednesday night may have ties to a Mexican-American gang, images of the suspect reveal.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department posted several photos of the suspect, who is currently at large, confirming that “these are the pictures of the man who murdered Corporal Ronil Singh.” The Department could not, however, confirm that the name and date of birth associated with those photos being circulated is correct.
The following pictures of the suspect including a name & birth date have been circulating on social media. We can confirm these are pictures of the man who murdered Corporal Ronil Singh. We CANNOT, however, confirm that the correct name or birth date is being put out. pic.twitter.com/cSCvE1DhEF— Stanislaus Sheriff (@StanSheriff) December 28, 2018
In one of the images the man is wearing a tank top that shows a tattoo on his right arm of a flaming skull. Beneath it is the word “$ur3no$,” which means “southerners,” according to police in Washington State, FoxNews.com reports.
“Sureños are a group of Mexican-American street gangs with origins in southern California (south of Bakersfield),” reads a profile on the group in a police gang recognition guide. “The gang has allegiance to the [California] prison gang, Mexican Mafia, aka “La Eme”.
Ten alleged members of the Sureños gang were charged in April for their suspected roles in seven murders in the Bay Area dating back to 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The gang has also caused recent trouble along the U.S.-Mexico border. Immigration officials arrested one member outside of Tucson, Arizona in July on human smuggling charges after five illegal immigrants were found inside his truck. Months earlier, another member – who had been previously deported from the U.S. – was taken into custody along with two other illegal immigrants in southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said. (FoxNews.com)
“This suspect is in our country illegally. He doesn’t belong here. He is a criminal. We will find him, we will arrest him, we will bring him to justice,” Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Thursday. “We strongly encourage him to surrender himself peacefully so we can bring closure to this senseless act of violence."
Singh was a legal immigrant from Fiji and leaves behind a wife and 5-month-old son. A memorial fund has been established in his honor.