UPDATE: Arrest Made In South Sac Gas Station Homicide

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department detectives on Thursday announced the arrest of Alexander Lopez, 40, of Sacramento for his involvement in the murder of 20-year-old Simranjit Singh in the late night hours of July 25, 2017. Lopez was found by detectives of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau at a relative’s home in Sacramento by detectives.  They said he was arrested without incident.

A little before 10:30 p.m. on July 25, 2017, that Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a shooting outside the Chevron gas station in the 8400 block of Florin Road in South Sacramento.Alexander Lopez booking photo courtesy Sacrament County Sheriff's Department 

Deputies found Singh, who was an employee at the gas station, on the ground of the parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body.  He died a short time later despite life saving measures performed by the deputies.

Deputies learned that another gas station employee was cleaning the gas station parking lot and got into a "verbal altercation" with two to three men who were said to be loitering in the parking lot.  That employee told investigators that one of the men physically assaulted him during that altercation. That employee went inside the store to call 911, while his co-worker, Singh, was then approached by those same men. One of the men allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at Singh. The men then got into a car and fled south on French Road.

Photo by Robert Petersen

Detectives are still search for the other two suspects. One suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, early 20’s, 5’10”-6’ tall, and 200 pounds. The other suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his middle to late teens.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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