Illegal Immigrant Accused Of Murdering California Police Officer Has Been Apprehended

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The illegal immigrant accused of murdering Newman, California, Police Officer Ronil Singh was apprehended on Friday.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, was taken into custody after being caught in Bakersfield, California — about 280 miles southeast of Newman, where Officer Singh was gunned down, according to a Facebook post from Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Two others were arrested for trying to help Arriaga flee.

During a press conference Friday afternoon, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson revealed that Arriaga had two prior DUI arrests.

Officer Singh, an American citizen who immigrated from Fiji, pulled over a driver suspected of being under the influence early Wednesday morning when he was shot and killed by the individual at a traffic stop. (RELATED: Police Chief Randy Richardson Breaks Down In Tears Talking About Fallen Officer Ronil Singh)

Fox News reported that the shooter may have gang ties and has a large flaming skull tattoo visible on his right arm with the word “$ur3no$” written underneath it. Sheriff Christianson confirmed this during his press conference. (RELATED: California Sheriff Adam Christianson Rips US Immigration Law: ‘Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Serve Our Communities)

“Sureños (Spanish for ‘Southerners’) are a group of Mexican-American street gangs with origins in southern California,” according to a police gang guide.

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