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News Release

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Media Relations

Store Manager Stabbed to Death

"Store Manager Stabbed to Death"


Los Angeles: On September 24, at about 9:15 p.m., 49 year-old Gill Ajmer Singh, store manager of the California Mart, located at 13200 block of Osborne Street in Pacoima, was stabbed to death.

Two suspects attacked the victim, during a dispute over the purchase of beer. The victim was beat and stabbed by the one of the suspects. Mr. Singh was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

One suspect described as, 28 year-old Salvador Ayala, a male Hispanic was taken into custody at the 9600 block of Remick Avenue. The other possible suspect is described as a male Hispanic and is being sought by Detectives.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Foothill Area Homicide Detectives, at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the LAPD Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.