Surveillance footage released in unsolved murder in South Lake Tahoe (video)
July 12, 2017
Today the El Dorado County District Attorney released surveillance footage from an unsolved murder at the US Gas Station in South Lake Tahoe back in 2013.
On the evening of Aug. 6, 2013, Manpreet Singh clocked in for the night shift at the US Gas Station on Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Around 10:50 p.m. the South Lake Tahoe Police Department received a 911 call from a customer reporting that the clerk had been shot.
Video surveillance captured at 10:40 p.m. showed the suspect walking from Palmira Avenue behind the business. The gunman then entered the gas station, appeared to briefly say something to Singh, then fatally shot him. There were no witnesses, and nothing was taken from the store.
Following an investigation, police were unable to establish a motive for the crime.
Singh, originally from Kinsanewali, India, moved to the U.S. in 2011. He lived in Bakersfield, California before moving to Carlin, Nevada. He moved to South Lake Tahoe in 2012.
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"Friends and family never forget and neither should we," said El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson.
Anyone with information about the murder should contact the El Dorado County Cold Case Task Force at 530-621-4590.
The El Dorado County Cold Case Task Force is made up of the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the California Department of Justice.
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