FBI: Sacramento murder suspect arrested in India

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Amandeep Singh Dhami

SACRAMENTO - The FBI announced Monday the capture of a suspect wanted for the 2008 murder of a man at the Sacramento Sikh Society Sports Complex in Sacramento.

FBI spokesperson Gina Swankie says Amandeep Dhami fled to India after shooting two men in front of a shocked crowd. One of the men, Parmjit Singh, 28, died.

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives said they believe Dhami killed Singh because of an ongoing dispute between their two families.

Investigators arrested four of Dhami's family members after the shooting, saying they helped him flee the country. Those charges were dismissed several months later.

Dhami's fugitive poster has been on the FBI website since 2008, and was recently translated into Punjabi and spread internationally.

The FBI says they recently followed up on leads that Dhami was living in India under an assumed name.

He was arrested in Jalandhar, Punjab, by Indian police on local charges. He will be returned to the United States to face murder charges for the 2008 shoioting.

"We are thankful for our continued partnership with local and international law enforcement partners," said Special Agent Monica Miller of the FBI's Sacramento field office. "We all hope that Dhami's eventual return for prosecution may offer some closure and peace for the Singh family, the Sacramento Sikh Society, and the festival attendees who were so traumitized by the shooting."

Another suspect in the case, Gurpreet Gosal, 28, was held down by festival spectators on the day of the shooting until sheriff's deputies arrived and arrested him.

Gasol was sentenced to 35-years-to-life in prison in August for second degree murder and firing a weapon in the course of a murder.


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