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By The Associated Press
January 26, 2019
A woman’s body was found Tuesday in a California mangrove forest north of the Oregon border while a manhunt was under way for the suspect in a shooting that killed a police officer and wounded another Friday.
Sgt. Ronil Singh, 36, was killed by an officer who fired at the man as he attempted to steal his police car, police said. The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Cajon Pass community in Lake Elsinore. A manhunt was under way for a suspect who was later found dead while hiding in a boat in the lake, police said.
About 100 law enforcement agencies across the Central Valley and much of Southern California have joined the search for the suspect in the shooting, which began after a man reported a suspicious vehicle Friday morning at a gas station about 30 miles south of the California-Arizona line.
About 8:30 a.m. Friday, a white Dodge Charger with California plates was seen by one witness who called 911. The witness said a man was inside the car that appeared to have a woman inside and someone driving the car was acting erratically.
Within an hour, the suspect drove to the Lake Elsinore gas station and a manhunt was underway. Officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol surrounded the gas station as the manhunt continued.
About 1:30 p.m., someone heard gunshots and called the Cajon Pass Community Alerts Center. Sheriff’s deputies found the woman’s body in a mangrove forest about a half mile from the gas station.
The officer who was wounded was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.
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