Illegal immigrant accused of killing Calif. cop makes first court appearance

The illegal immigrant accused of killing a California police officer is set to make his first court appearance.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga will be arraigned Wednesday and is expected to be charged with murder. He was arrested on Friday after allegedly shooting and killing Newman Police officer Ronil Singh last week.

Officials claim Perez Arriaga was trying to flee to Mexico when they caught him. Other people have been arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting the suspect.

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Newman Police Department shows officer Ronil Singh who was killed on duty conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in the town of Newman, Calif. A suspected drunk driver accused of fatally shooting Singh who pulled him over was captured Friday, Dec. 28, as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the U.S., authorities said. (Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department via AP, File)