Metro Homicide searching for suspect in fatal shooting and robbery at gas station

Surveillance photo of the suspect released by the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is searching for a suspect in the robbery and fatal shooting of a store clerk at the Phillips 66 gas station on September 18.

Metro Homicide said Friday that the suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, who is approximately 5’11” to 6’2” tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans, a white belt and black and white tennis shoes at the time of the incident.

The suspect was also wearing a mask that covered his face, police said.

Baljeet Singh, of South Bend, was fatally shot at the gas station in the 3400 block of Lincoln Way West around 10:53 p.m. on Wednesday.

Singh's autopsy showed that he died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest, CMHU said. Singh's death has been ruled a homicide. 

Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact CMHU at 235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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