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Gas station clerk dies in armed robbery. 16 year old arrested

Deputies from San Bernardino County in California arrested a 16-year-old teen in the robbery and murder of a 27-year-old Indian store clerk at a Mobile Gas Station.

It was 6:21 pm on Thursday, June 29 when the Hesperia Sherriff’s Station responded to reports of gunshots at the gas station.

Deputies found Parveen Singh lying on the ground injured by a gunshot wound upon approaching the scene. After being taken to a nearby hospital, Singh did not survive his injuries.

To remember Singh, customers created a memorial outside the store, where Singh’s brother also worked.

As for the suspect, he was located a block away from the station according to the sheriff’s office. While officials hold him at High Desert Juvenile Hall, the 16-year-old is facing murder and robbery charges.

The Indian Express reported that Singh had hoped to return to Punjab, India to visit his mother as he was awaiting the approval of permanent residency, according to his uncle, Suran Singh.

Emily Silva, a regular customer of Singh’s, described him to ABC7 as a nice person who never failed to ask her how she was doing when they saw each other. A second customer, Joey Rey, said Singh “saw the light in everything.” Singh was known as “Sunny” amongst the local residential community.

Customers continue to memorialize Singh while officials urge people to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail at 909-890-4904 with any additional information.

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