Corporal Ronil Singh was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop at the intersection of Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue shortly before 1:00 am.
Approximately three minutes later he called in “shots fired.” Responding officers found Corporal Singh at the scene suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The subject he stopped fled the scene and remains at large.
Corporal Singh had served with the Newman Police Department for seven years. He had previously served with the Merced County Sheriffâ€™s Office and the Turlock Police Department.