Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested in Bakersfield, CA, as he was trying to flee to Mexico, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said. He is suspected of killing Newman (CA) PD Cpl. Ronil Singh at a traffic stop.
 - Photo: Newman (CA) Police Department

Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested in Bakersfield, CA, as he was trying to flee to Mexico, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said. He is suspected of killing Newman (CA) PD Cpl. Ronil Singh at a traffic stop.

Photo: Newman (CA) Police Department

After a multi-agency manhunt, a man who was in the country illegally and had known gang ties was arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of Newman, CA, Police Cpl. Ronil Singh in Stanislaus County, authorities said.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, who had prior arrests for drunk driving, was arrested in Bakersfield, CA, as he was trying to flee to Mexico, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said at a news conference Friday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the suspect’s 25-year-old brother, Adrian Virgen, and a coworker, 32-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz, both of whom were also in the country illegally, were arrested for allegedly hindering the investigation, he said.

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