Indian-origin police officer shot dead in California


New York: An Indian-origin police officer was shot and killed by an unidentified man during a traffic stop in the US state of California, officials said.

Officer Ronil Singh, 33, had been working with the Newman Police Department since July 2011. He was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he was “working overtime on Christmas night to provide the best for his family”, police officials said.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff`s Department, leading a probe into Singh`s death, said that the incident took place when he called in a traffic stop at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue in Newman.

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