President Donald Trump on Thursday argued that the man accused of killing a Stanislaus County police officer ‘ Ron Singh’ was further proof Congress needed to build his border wall.
”There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop,” Trump said in a tweet just after 1 p.m. “Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!”
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Thursday that the suspect accused of killing Newman Police Cpl. Ronil “Ron” Singh Wednesday during a traffic stop had entered the country illegally.
Investigators have released surveillance footage of the suspect, and investigators have identified him, but they did not release his name or provide other details of his immigration status.
“We will find him, we will arrest him and we will bring him to justice,” Christianson said at a news conference Thursday.
Singh, 33, was shot and killed at 1 a.m. Wednesday after pulling over a suspected drunken driver at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue in the city of Newman, a small town about an hour and 40 minutes south of Sacramento in the center of California’s San Joaquin Valley.
There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop. Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018