UPDATE: The illegal immigrant suspected in the murder of police officer Ronil Singh was arrested Friday near Bakersfield.  


Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan called out California's sanctuary laws after the murder of a Newman police officer by a suspect who is in the U.S. illegally. 

Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33, was shot and killed early Wednesday by a man who opened fire at a traffic stop and fled the scene.

Police are unsure of the suspect's name, but he was captured on surveillance video shortly before the shooting. 


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Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson told Lisa Boothe that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous and they believe he may have been using multiple aliases.

The suspect may have connections to a Mexican-American street gang, according to an image circulating on social media confirmed as authentic by investigators.

Homan, a Fox News contributor, said on "America's Newsroom" Friday that "California provided him sanctuary" and that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is proud that local and state police do not cooperate with ICE. 

He emphasized that he and others have long warned about these types of violent crimes being committed by criminal aliens who should not be in the U.S. in the first place.

"I've said it's going to happen. I hate that I'm right," he said, noting how local officials - like the mayor of Oakland - have warned immigrant communities of imminent ICE raids. 

Homan called out Democrats like Nancy Pelosi for "putting their hatred of the president ahead of" protecting Americans by opposing his immigration enforcement priorities, including a border wall. 

"People are dying because of their inaction. ... She'd much rather give this president a loss than do the right thing for the American people," he said. 

Singh was a legal immigrant from Fiji who leaves behind a wife and a five-month-old son.

Sheriff Christianson said Singh was known for his hard work, having worked for multiple departments in the area. He stressed how hard Singh worked to become a police officer and to learn and perfect his English. 

"Officer Singh is the shining example of what immigration in America should be. ... Unfortunately, he sacrificed his life trying to protect and defend his community," said Christianson, adding that Singh is the Newman Police Department's first death in the line of duty. 


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