Sheriff’s homicide detectives have made an arrest in the Tuesday night killing of a gas station clerk.
Alexander Lopez, 40, of Sacramento was arrested by Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives on suspicion of murder. He was taken into custody at a relative’s home Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento.
He is suspected of killing Simranjit Singh, 20, a clerk at the Chevron Station at 8498 Florin Road.
An employee of the gas station was cleaning the parking lot at the station about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when he had words with two or three men who were loitering. One of the men hit the employee.
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The employee then went inside the gas station store to call 911 about the assault. At that time, Singh, a co-worker of the employee who was struck, went outside.
Deputies said that Singh was then shot in the upper torso. The suspects then fled.