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A police officer was killed Wednesday in a traffic disruption in downtown Newman in Central Valley, prompting a full search for the suspect.
33-year-old officer Ronil Singh was shot dead shortly before 1 am, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office reported. The shooter fled the scene before other officers responded to gun shots.
Pictures of a man seen around the time of shooting in a supermarket and the truck he suspected of being driven were released in the gray or silver extended cab Dodge Ram 1500, model year 2002-2009 , with paper plates.
A "blue alert" was sent to mobile phone users in Stanislaus at 7:30 am and again at 8:20 am. Counties Merced, San Joaquin, Tuolumne and Santa Clara.
Newman is a small town off Interstate 5 north of Los Banos. Singh has been a police officer since 201
Anyone who has received information about the suspect or the offense is requested to call Detective Michael Fisher of Stanislaus County, Michael Fisher, at 209-525-7083 or the office at 209-552-2468.