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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened in case of clerk killed at south Sacramento liquor store?

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014 - 12:00 am

What happened with the case of the store clerk that was shot and killed at MC Liquor on 47th Avenue?

– Concerned resident, Sacramento

Ravinder Singh Banga, a clerk at the MC Discount Liquor and Food Minimart on 47th Avenue in south Sacramento, was fatally shot while trying to fend off a robber the night of Oct. 19, 2009.

Banga had arrived in United States from India four months earlier and had recently begun working at the convenience store. According to stories in The Bee, he was working behind the front counter when a man entered the store shortly after 9 p.m.

A surveillance video released by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department showed the suspect opening drawers and cabinet doors behind the counter while pointing a gun at Banga. Detectives speculated that the man was looking for the cash drop box and might have been familiar with the store’s layout.

At one point, Banga interfered, but he backed off after the suspect hit him several times with the gun. Seconds later, the suspect fired at Banga. Another employee, who was working in a refrigerated area behind the store, heard the gunfire and came in as the suspect was leaving. The suspect was described only as a man wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and dark pants.

No arrests in the case have been reported.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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