16-year-old charged in Wisconsin murder of elderly Sikh
Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Aug 18, 2012: A 16-year-old felon from Milwaukee has been charged with the fatal shooting of Dalbir Singh, a member of the Oak Creek gurdwara where six worshippers were gunned down Aug 5.
According to the criminal complaint, Deangelo Williams shot and killed Dalbir Singh at Harmony Food Store, owned by his nephew Jatinder Singh, on Wednesday around 9.15 p.m., according to local TV station TMJ4.
Jatinder Singh, who was with his uncle during the shooting, told police he was closing up the store Wednesday night when he allegedly saw Williams point a gun at his uncle near the rear door.
Jatinder Singh and Dalbir Singh then ran back inside the store and held the door in such a way that shielded the suspect from getting in.
Then Jatinder Singh claims the suspect fired a gun through the door and it struck Dalbir Singh in the head. Dalbir Singh was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jatinder Singh said that Williams was in the store earlier that evening, walked around and didn't buy anything. Authorities say that Jatinder Singh positively identified Williams from a photo array.
Williams has been charged of first-degree reckless homicide with use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. Those charges could result in a maximum of 75 years in prison, TMJ4 said.
According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dalbir Singh was not at the Oak Creek Sikh gurdwara during the Aug 5 shooting. Jatinder Singh was there but left before alleged white supremacist Wade Michael Page shot and killed six people.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office has confirmed that Williams has been arrested, TMJ4 said. Williams was previously found guilty of robbery in June....IANS/NRIpress.com
Wisconsin Sikh (gurdwara member) shot dead - Another shock waves
Might be an attempted robbery
Wisconsin gurdwara member shot dead
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 17, 2012 Less than two weeks after a gunman killed six worshippers at a gurdwara here, a member of the same gurdwara was shot and killed at a neighbourhood market in an apparent robbery attempt.
Milwaukee police said Thursday they are searching for suspects who killed Dalbir Singh, 56, at about 9.10 p.m. Wednesday in what appeared to be an attempted robbery.
The shooting occurred shortly after the Harmony Foods store at W. Locust Street closed, local Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday citing Jatinder Singh, the dead man's nephew who owns the store.
Jatinder Singh said he and his uncle had exited the store through a side door when a couple of men approached them and one put a gun to Jatinder Singh's head.
He and his uncle made it back into the store and pushed the side door shut. But one of the men fired a shot through the door, killing Dalbir Singh, Jatinder Singh said.
Dalbir Singh did not work at the store, but often was with Jatinder Singh there.
The Journal Sentinel quoted Jatinder Singh as saying he was at the Oak Creek gurdwara Aug 5 but had left by 9 a.m. before the shooting rampage began at about 10.25 a.m.
Jatinder Singh said that his uncle also was not at the gurdwara during the shooting, but that Dalbir Singh went to where people were gathering near the gurdwara after he learned of the shooting.
The killing of an elderly Sikh so soon after the Aug 5 shooting has sent shock waves through the community.....IANS/NRIpress.com