"He was living the American dream", said Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Royjinder Singh, who is unrelated to the deceased officer. The sheriff elaborated on Arriaga's history, explaining that he was arrested twice previously for DUIs and has known gang affiliation.
"Great News.The fugitive wanted in connection with murder of Newman, CA Police Officer Ronil Singh has been arrested early this morning in Bakersfield", wrote Howze. He was sent north in the slain officer's handcuffs, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said.
Surveillance teams were set up in different communities, and authorities got a search warrant for the home where Perez Arriaga was found. He said that local law enforcement should be able to turn over repeat offenders to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said authorities identified the man on Thursday. Ronil Singh on Friday morning in Bakersfield, Calif., officials have confirmed.
California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, in signing the bill into law said it provided reassurance to undocumented immigrants without sacrificing public safety.
Christianson spoke at a news conference about making laws stricter as Singh's brother wept beside him.
Christianson had initially given Arriaga's age as 33, but authorities later said he was 32.
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.
"He came to America with one objective, and that was to serve this country", said Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson, choking up. The department did not say if an arrest had been made.
The suspect, who exchanged fire with Singh, has claimed to be involved with a criminal gang called the Sureños and was trying to escape to Mexico, Christianson said.
Police have arrested the illegal immigrant who killed California police officer Ronil Singh on Wednesday after he stopped him for a DUI.
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Singh died Wednesday after stopping a suspected drunken driver in the tiny town of Newman in California's agricultural San Joaquin Valley. The profile picture shows him smiling as he stands at a patrol auto with a dog - the same photograph of the officer released by the Sheriff's Department.
Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011.
Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson highlighted the department was just 12-members and that he relieved Singh on Christmas Day so he could spend some time with his family.