Augustine Singh- California- 2018 May 9, 2019 2:05:33 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 9, 2019 2:05:33 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Merced Area Crime Stoppers)
Fugitive Profile as of May 9th, 2019: (Based on Merced Area Crime Stoppers website listing)
Weight: 155 lbs
Possible Locations: He is known to have lived in the Turlock area.
From The Merced Sun-Star website: (meecedsunstar.com)
One Merced man has been charged with murder in connection with the slaying last month of a 37-year-old resident and police are still looking for a second suspect who remained at large Monday, authorities said.
Witnesses told detectives the two suspects, Jose Fabian Zarate and Augustine Singh, were friends, and they had an argument on Dec. 22 with 37-year-old Christopher Reyes just before Reyes was shot several times, according to investigation reports obtained by the Merced Sun-Star.
Jose Fabian Zarate was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing on charges of murder, being an accessory to murder and street gang acts. He has pleaded not guilty.
The preliminary hearing was postponed until Feb. 22, but he remained in custody on a $1.15 million bail.
The second suspect, Augustine Singh, was on the run, according to police. A $1.8 million warrant was issued for his arrest.
“He may get by, but he’s not going to get away,” Merced Police Capt. Bimley West said, adding police are hopeful more information on his whereabouts will be coming soon.
“We think he’s laying low,” West said. “He has gang ties, and certain people are probably helping him.”
Police received several calls of shots being fired at about 12:31 a.m. on Dec. 22 in the 1200 block of Loughborough Drive, according to police.
Officers found Reyes on the ground with several gunshot wounds to his stomach and face, according to investigation reports. They felt a faint pulse, so they started CPR. But Reyes later died at the scene.
Singh was the cousin of Reyes’ girlfriend, with whom he had a 7-month-old daughter, according to the reports.
Singh allegedly got into a texting argument with Reyes, who thought he was messaging his girlfriend, according to cell phone records obtained by police. Singh then followed his cousin to her home in a Chevrolet Malibu, allegedly with Zarate and another woman in the passenger seats.
The girlfriend entered her home and Singh followed, the reports state. Singh and Reyes reportedly had a confrontation in the second floor that continued as Reyes tried to come downstairs.
Shortly after, shots rang out, according to reports, with Zarate driving himself, Singh, the girlfriend and the other woman away from the scene.
In the days after the homicide, detectives issued arrest warrants for Zarate and Singh. Zarate’s vehicle was spotted near the Walmart in Madera on Dec. 23., and he was arrested.
But when police went to Singh’s Turlock home, he wasn’t there, according to the reports.
Additional article on this case: www.mercedgwnews.com/he-is-wanted-on-murder-and-criminal-street-gang-charges/
Thoughts? As of this posting date (5/9/2019), Singh is still listed on the Merced Area Crime Stoppers website as a wanted fugitive: mercedareacrimestoppers.org/mostwanted.html
In any case, this case is ridiculous, even if Christopher Reyes was texting Singh's girlfriend. How that equates to allegedly taking his life over that is beyond me. If Singh can allegedly blow up over something like that, he can blow up over any thing so it's vitally important to call authorities if you see him.
Also just a note that Merced Area Crime Stoppers is the anonymous tip agency location for where Singh allegedly committed murder. We are recommending them in the admin notes based on the websites/articles profiling this case but we are not associated with them. They say they possibly give a cash reward for Singh's arrest, but it would be up to you to follow up with them on that. (I personally would turn Singh in for 25 cents if I knew were he was hiding, but that's besides the point)
Admin Note #1: According to online articles, If you know where Augustine Singh is hiding contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers at, 1-855-725-2420 or text “MERCED” plus your information to 274637.
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