Suspect in fatal Fremont shooting arrested in Colorado

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FREMONT – A suspect in the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old man outside a Fremont grocery store earlier this year was arrested in Colorado on Monday, police said.

The victim, identified as Anthony Garza, was shot in the parking lot of the Lucky in the 5000 block of Mowry Avenue on April 8. Garza was taken to a hospital but died a short time later.

Detectives identified Kamalpreet Singh, 27, of Fremont, as a suspect shortly after the shooting and secured a warrant for his arrest, the Fremont Police Department said in a news release Friday evening.

The search for Singh spanned several states. Last week, “detectives developed credible information that the suspect was hiding in the state of Colorado,” police said.

Police said a team of detectives went to Colorado and found Singh at a home in Lakewood, just outside of Denver, on Monday. Singh was arrested by the Lakewood Police Department SWAT Team and interviewed by a second team of detectives.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has since charged Singh with one count of murder with a gun enhancement. Singh remains in custody at the Jefferson County Detention Facility in Colorado and is awaiting extradition back to the Bay Area.

Garza’s family has been informed of the arrest.

“Detectives have maintained constant communications with Mr. Garza’s family and thank them for their patience and understanding throughout this investigation,” police said.

Police said they are confident Singh is the sole suspect responsible for Garza’s death.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting can contact investigators at 510-790-6900.

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