Search underway for man accused of killing California police officer

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Authorities were searching Wednesday for a gunman who shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in Northern California.

Newman police Officer Ronil Singh, 33, had called in a traffic stop and a few minutes later reported “shots fired” over his radio, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Multiple agencies responded and found Singh with gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A manhunt was underway for the killer, who was believed to be driving a gray Dodge Ram pickup at the time of the shooting.

Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011.

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