Search underway for man who killed California police officer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say they are looking for a man who shot and killed a police officer in California.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said Newman police Officer Ronil Singh was conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday in the town of Newman when he called out “shots fired” over his radio.
The department said the shooter had fled when back-up arrived to assist Singh.
A manhunt was under way for the killer, who was believed to be driving a gray Dodge Ram pickup at the time of the shooting.
The 33-year-old officer was rushed to a hospital and died from gunshot wounds.
Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011.