According to the police, a pickup was found suspected of having been used in the deadly shooting of a Californian police officer on Wednesday.
The authorities investigated the truck for evidence, but the armed man in the death of 33-year-old Newman Cpl police. Ronil Singh was released, Stanislaus County sheriff department said.
The vehicle was salvaged in a RV park about 4.5 miles northeast of Newman's shooting scene, Modesto Bee reported. Investigators had found the truck in a garage, San Francisco's KGO TV reported. It was suspected that the suspect was driving a gray Dodge Ram pickup at the time of shooting.
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. According to police, suspect Singh shot dead in Newman, a city of about 1
CALIFORNIA POLICE OFFICER SHOT, DURING THE TRAFFIC STOP; SUSPECT SOUGHT
The sheriff's officers said Singh had stopped the station and reported "shots" a few minutes later on his radio.
The department said the gunman had fled when replacement officers came to assist Singh, who was then taken to a hospital. Later he died of his gunshot wounds.
Ground and air units searched for the suspect based on surveillance photos taken shortly before the deadly attack at the Newman Food Store.
The suspect had two 12 packs of beer, Yoon, bought Kim, the shopkeeper, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The native of Fiji Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011. He is survived by his wife and five-month-old son.
California Governor Jerry Brown issued a statement on the death of the officer.
"On behalf of all Californians," Brown wrote, "Anne and I speak out to Corporal Singh's wife, my young son, relatives and colleagues." Our hearts are with the entire Newman community and law enforcement agencies throughout States that risk their lives every day to protect and serve the people of California. "
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.