BAKERSFIELD, Cal. (KGET) – The man wanted for killing a police officer in Northern California has been arrested south of Bakersfield, according to multiple sources.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting the man, whose name has not been released, was arrested this morning.
A Kern County sheriff’s radio broadcast canceled the “be on the lookout” alert for the killer at about 8 a.m. At the same time, a large KCSO presence, including SWAT team and bomb squad, was seen on Weedpatch Highway near Panama Lane, between Bakersfield and Lamont.
Officer Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department was shot to death Dec. 26.
Cpl. Ronil “Ron” Singh was shot and killed during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Wednesday. During the traffic stop, both the suspect and Singh fired shots, according to the sheriff.
“It was a gunfight,” Christianson said to KCRA. “Cpl. Singh absolutely tried to defend himself and stop this credible threat.”
Singh was a K-9 officer for the Newman Police Department for seven years. His K-9 partner, Sam, was with him during the shooting and survived.