Metro Homicide to follow up on tip about Phillips 66 murder suspect
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It’s business as usual for Sam Singh, inside Phillips 66 on Lincolnway West in South Bend.
Outside of the gas station are balloons, flowers, and signs for Singh’s cousin, 24-year-old Baljeet Singh, who was shot and killed last Wednesday. On Sunday afternoon, friends and some family were able to say goodbye for the last time at Singh’s viewing.
“I’m not going, it’s sad for me so they’re coming everywhere I think,” said Singh.
Singh has to keep the store running, working in the last place his cousin was seen alive. Surveillance video from Wednesday night shows Baljeet hand over cash to an armed and masked robber, who ended up shooting Singh and running out of the store.
Five days after the shooting, Singh said police shared with him a huge break in the case.
“They told me they caught him,” said Singh.
The news of the shooter being taken into custody spread across the city on Sunday. ABC 57 News checked with the St. Joseph County Homicide Unit and officials said police did get a call about a possible suspect.
According to Metro Homicide, South Bend officers had a run-in with the possible suspect. The guy ran from the officers and was arrested for resisting law enforcement.
CMHU officials said they’re following up with the caller, but at this time they have nothing to connect the man to the murder of Singh.
As the family waits for justice in the case, they are raising money in the store and on GoFundMe to send Singh’s body to his parents in India.
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“They want to see his face so we are sending back this week this coming week,” said Singh.