Sheriff: Suspect in fatal shooting of police officer is in U.S. illegally

Sheriff: Suspect in fatal shooting of police officer is in U.S. illegally

A California sheriff says the suspect in the shooting death of a police officer is in United States illegally.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson told reporters Thursday that authorities have identified a suspect but didn't name him. Authorities are still searching for the attacker.

Christianson's agency is leading the investigation into the slaying of Cpl. Ronil Singh of the small-town Newman Police Department.

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The sheriff says Singh pulled over the attacker as part of a DUI investigation Wednesday and that the officer fired back to try to defend himself.

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