Trump calls fam­ily of slain im­mi­grant cop

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US PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump has called the fam­ily of po­lice of­fi­cer Ronil Singh, who was shot dead – al­legedly by an il­le­gal im­mi­grant – in Cal­i­for­nia last week, the White House said.

Cor­po­ral Ronil Singh, 33, of the New­man Po­lice Depart­ment, was shot and killed dur­ing a traf­fic stop at Merced Street and Eu­ca­lyp­tus Av­enue just be­fore 1am on De­cem­ber 26.

On Thurs­day White House Press Sec­re­tary Sarah San­ders said: “Pres­i­dent Trump praised of­fi­cer Singh’s ser­vice to his fel­low cit­i­zens, of­fered con­do­lences and com­mended the rapid in­ves­ti­ga­tion, re­sponse and ap­pre­hen­sion of the sus­pect.”

Cal­i­for­nia po­lice ear­lier ar­rested 33-year-old Gus­tavo Perez Ar­riaga, who came to the US il­le­gally and was be­lieved to be flee­ing Mex­ico, on charges of killing Singh. Singh him­self had im­mi­grated to the US from Fiji. – IANS

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