Sacto 9-1-1
August 16, 2013
Police say gas station patron might aid South Lake Tahoe homicide investigation

patron e.JPGPatron Truck.jpgSouth Lake Tahoe police seek help in identifying a USA gas station patron, who is believed to have been among the last people to interact with a clerk at the business before the clerk was fatally shot the night of Aug. 8 by an unidentified suspect.

Detectives have been poring over several items of evidence, including the video produced by the station's security cameras. They previously released a short video clip of a man inspecting the rear of the business on the day before the killing in hopes of identifying him. Police also have discovered another individual on the security video who they hope to identify with the public's help.

Because the man pictured in the video was among the last patrons to interact with the clerk, 27-year-old Manpreet Singh, before Singh was shot, detectives believe he might have seen or witnessed something that could prove valuable to their investigation, according to a Police Department news release.

Police said the patron (pictured) appears to be white, with a couple of days growth of beard, tattoos on both forearms, and wearing a Spitfire flat-bill ball cap, Metal Mulisha T-shirt and black pants. He was driving a dark-colored early 1990s Ford single-cab pickup (pictured) truck with rear sliding window.

South Lake Tahoe police are working with investigators from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, El Dorado County District Attorney's Office and the FBI to identify and capture the suspect in the case. Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation is asked to call the Police Department at (530) 542-6100, or Secret Witness at (530) 541-6800. A $6,000 reward is offered through the Secret Witness program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

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