The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department serving the citizens of Rancho Cordova
Sheriff's Media Banner

07/28/17

Suspects Wanted in South Sacramento Murder

Homicide detectives are looking for two suspects wanted in the murder of 20-year-old Simranjit Singh which occurred in the late evening hours of July 25, 2017.  Detectives have identified Rodolfo Zavala, 23, and Ramon Zavala, 15, of Sacramento in their involvement in the murder of Singh.  Both suspects have outstanding warrants for the murder, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

A little before 10:30 p.m. on July 25, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call regarding a shooting which occurred in the 8400 block of Florin Road (Chevron Gas Station) in South Sacramento.

Deputies responded to the scene and located the victim on the ground of the parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso.  Deputies immediately began life saving measures.  Sacramento Metro Fire responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  The victim was an employee of the gas station.

Deputies learned that one of the employees of the gas station was cleaning the gas station parking lot.  At one point he had a verbal altercation with the suspects who were loitering in the parking lot.  One of the suspects physically assaulted the employee during the verbal altercation.  That employee went inside the store to call 911 about the assault.  His co-worker (victim) was then approached by these same suspects.  One of the suspects produced a handgun and fired several shots at the victim, which inevitably killed him.  The suspects fled south on French Road from the scene.

Alexander Lopez was arrested on July 26th for his involvement in the murder and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail.  He is currently ineligible for bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court today.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

Click for full size photo
Rodolfo Zavala, 23