Suspect in California officer's shooting death captured

Manhunt intensifies for illegal alien accused of killing Calif. police officer

Manhunt intensifies for illegal alien accused of killing Calif. police officer

The man suspected of shooting and killing a California police officer during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning has been arrested after a statewide manhunt, authorities confirmed on Friday.

At least five people were arrested on suspicion of lying to investigators about Arriaga or helping him evade law enforcement, including some people at the Bakersfield home where he was arrested, authorities said.

Newman Police Department Chief Randy Richardson said they were grateful for all the support they have received. He crossed the border in Arizona several years ago and had worked a variety of jobs as a labourer, including at several dairies. He previously served with the Merced County Sheriff's Department, according to a statement from California Gov.

He said Arriaga had been arrested twice before on DUI charges, had known gang affiliations and was trying to flee to Mexico when officers apprehended him.

The sheriff whose agency was leading the investigation blamed California's sanctuary law for preventing local authorities from reporting Gustavo Perez Arriaga's previous arrests to federal immigration officials.

At the press conference, Christianson introduced Singh's tearful brother Reggie Singh, who expressed gratitude to law enforcement for dedicating themselves to finding his older brother's killer.

Singh also was an immigrant, coming legally from his native Fiji to fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, authorities said. Singh joined the force in 2011 and was one of just 12 members of the Newman Police Department.

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The fatal incident happens in the midst of a partial federal government shutdown that U.S. President Donald Trump has initiated because he wants Congress to allocate $5 billion towards building a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga was captured Friday after a manhunt following Singh's killing Wednesday.

Authorities said the officer pulled over the attacker as part of a drunken driving investigation around 1 a.m.

Ronil Singh's wife, Anamika, attended the vigil along with other relatives and friends.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department later reported the additional arrests of Perez Arriaga's girlfriend, 30-year-old Ana Leyde Cervantes of Newman and Perez Arriaga's brother, 34-year-old Conrado Virgen Mendoza of Chowchilla. We need to know who is in our communities that shouldn't be. "Law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with Officer Singh". They were also in the United States illegally. Jerry Brown says the law permits sharing information on unsafe gang members with federal authorities.

The laws are a flashpoint between jurisdictions that say they allow immigrant communities to report crimes without fear of deportation and the Trump administration, which has vowed to crack down on such cities and states. "Why aren't we proud to step up and help?"

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