The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.
RENO — A former Lake Tahoe resident living in Las Vegas has been arrested as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a clerk at a gas station in South Lake Tahoe, California nearly seven years ago.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department says FBI agents and
Las Vegas police arrested 34-year-old Sean Donohoe Tuesday in the cold case
killing of Manpreet Singh, 27, of South Lake Tahoe Aug. 6, 2013.
Police say Donohoe lived at South Tahoe at the time.
Surveillance video showed a lone, masked gunman dressed in
black walked into the US Gasoline Station at 10:40 p.m. and shot Singh as he
was counting change behind the open cash register.
The gunman immediately left the scene. Investigators were
unable to establish a motive but suspected the killing was of a personal nature
because no theft occurred.
The El Dorado District Attorney's Office posted a video
about the case in 2017. A tip from a witness last summer and subsequent DNA
evidence helped lead investigators to Donohoe.
Manpreet was a recent immigrant from his native of India who
lived in Bakersfield, California and Carlin before moving to South Tahoe in
Formal charges were pending Tuesday. It wasn't clear if Donohoe has a lawyer.