A Jackson, Mississippi resident was killed Nov. 26 night near his home during the course of an armed robbery.
Sandeep Singh, 21, was walking home from the convenience store where he worked late evening with two other people, who have not yet been named by Jackson, Mississippi police. All three men were robbed by a suspect who is described by police as a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The suspect used a .9mm pistol to kill Singh, according to police reports.
Sandeep’s father, Balwinder Singh, told the Hindustan Times that a relative in the U.S. informed him of his son’s death. Singh said that Sandeep handed the assailant $200 in cash and his iPhone 7. He then ran towards his car, at which point the suspect fired two bullets at him.
Balwinder Singh, who lives in New Defense Colony in Jalandhar, speculated that the suspect must have thought Sandeep was running to his car to get his gun. He described his son as a hard-working fellow who strove not to impose a financial burden on his family.
Sandeep had arrived in the U.S. just three years earlier.
The Jackson, Mississippi Police Department issued a statement Nov. 28, noting that Singh’s death may be linked to a series of armed robberies of businesses and individuals in the Northwest Jackson area. The suspects are described as two to four black males armed with handguns, who usually have their faces covered with masks or bandanas. The suspects have also been observed wearing hoodies and gloves, according to police.
Two of the suspects are described as 6 feet tall; one of the others is approximately 5’4”-5’8” inches in height, and weighs approximately 175 lbs. The Jackson police are seeking the public’s help in finding the suspects.