MANTECA, CA (WCMH) — One of the two suspects in the attack of an elderly Sikh man in California is the estranged son of a police chief.
The 71-year-old Sikh man, Sahib Singh Natt, is still in hurting. Still fearful after he was kicked and spat on Monday morning.
“Yeah, everybody’s scared. Everybody’s scared, you know, me, everybody,” said Manjeet Singh Virk, the victim’s son.
But there’s a slight sense of relief, because he and his family members have just learned his suspected attackers are now behind bars.
“The news is really good. The Manteca police did a really, really good job,” Virk told KTXL.
The Manteca Police Department reports they’ve arrested a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old Tyrone McAllister in Modesto Wednesday morning
Officers say McAllister is the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister
Investigators say they got help from the McAllisters.
“The family has been in constant contact with our investigators and assisted greatly with this investigation,” Sgt. Steve Schuler with Manteca Police told KTXL.
Investigators say the suspects may face hate crimes, but both have been charged with attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon charges.