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Man in US illegally arrested in shooting death of California officer

Posted: 1:52 PM, Dec 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-28 20:23:45Z

A man suspected of killing a police officer this week in Newman, California, has been arrested, according to Deputy Blake Edwards with the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department announced that Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested this morning at a home in Bakersfield, California. Arriaga was arrested and will be transported to Stanislaus County. Arriaga will be charged with homicide.

Adrian Virgen and Erik Razo Quiroz were arrested yesterday for allegedly helping Arriaga escape after he allegedly shot and killed Corporal Singh. Virgen and Quiroz were arrested for accessory after the fact to a felony.

The 33-year-old police officer, Singh, pulled over a man just before 1 a.m. Wednesday and a few moments later called out "shot fired" over the radio.

Singh was found shot by other officers and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff said Singh was conducting a traffic stop for a suspicion of driving under the influence when the shooting occurred.

Singh was a native of Fiji and joined the force in July 2011.