Skip to comments.16-year-old arrested, charged with Sikh man's murder
Posted on 08/18/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
WASHINGTON: A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested on charges of killing an elderly Sikh in Milwaukee, where only days back a shootout at a gurdwara (temple) had left six worshippers dead.
Identified as Deangelo Williams, the suspect has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide-party to a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon.
If convicted he could be sentenced up to 70 years in prison.
A high school student, Williams made a court appearance late Friday afternoon. The judge set bail at USD 250,000.
The suspect is scheduled to be back in the court on Monday, a local television station reported.
The deceased Dalbir Singh, 56, assisted his nephew Jatinder Singh in running a grocery store in the city.
The incident happened on Wednesday night when some unidentified men entered the shop and put a gun to Jatinder Singh head.
Jatinder Singh said he and his uncle made it back into the store and pushed the side door shut, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
But one of the men fired a shot through the door, killing Dalbir Singh, it said.
Dalbir Singh was a regular visitor to the gurdwara in Oak Creek, but was not present when the tragic incident happened on August 5.
Jatinder Singh had gone to the gurdwara, but had left its premises before the shootout began.
Jatinder Singh told police he saw Williams in the store prior to its closing, saying Williams looked around and left without buying anything. He identified Williams to police through a photo lineup.
The police has said there is no relationship between the killing of Dalbir Singh and the gurdwara shooting on August 5 by a white supremacist that killed six Sikh worshippers.
According to the criminal complaint against Williams, the suspect confronted Singh and waved a gun at him.
Singh and his nephew, Jatinder Singh, ran inside the store, slammed the door and tried to keep it shut to prevent Williams from getting in.
The complaint indicates that as the Singhs were holding the door, "there was a gunshot from outside the door that penetrated the door and hit Dalbir Singh in the forehead," Fox News reported.
The perp sounds like your garden variety jr thug to me.
Amish youth on the rampage.
And what is a "reckless homicide-party"?
When did 56 become elderly?
16 years old and apparently already a convicted felon.
...Williams was previously found guilty of robbery in June.
Some people living near N. 38th St. and W. Locust Ave. told TODAY’S TMJ4, “everybody kind of really knew (Deangelo Williams), he was a peacemaker, he never really did anything to anybody. He was just nice.”
You never saw my mother in law ?
“”This is such a poorly written article, which seems to be standard practice these days””
Ain’t that the truth? The shooter went into the store; the victim and nephew went back into the store, closed the door; one of the men shot through the door.....
I don’t have the foggiest idea what happened from this account. No prior mention of more than one culprit. Were the nephew and uncle approached outside the store????
16 and he was already a convicted felon??
If this kid was found guilty of robbery in June, what was he doing on the streets?
How about that, he’s still in high school and
he’s already a convicted felon.
I remember when being a felon meant years in prison,
guess now not so much.
It is an Indian newspaper. The author is probably thinking in Hindi or Telegu or something, and then writing in English.
The felon was freed by the iincompetent judge pedro colon. Elected by idiots of Milwaukee because he had a D next to his name.
Elections have consequences , in this case an innocent man lost his life.
Democrats kill people, its called the rule of unintended consequences !
No surprise - black on sikh violence and crime is rampant in Milwaukee. The police just under-report it. Remember 4th of July 2011 when packs of black “youths” ransacked and looted a sikh convenience store before descending on and beating whites in a park just two blocks away? Hate crimes all - but not charged because of the influence of the entitlement voting bloc.
Here’s the video to jog your memory.
So have the Carolina Panthers waived him yet...?
He learned in June that he can commit robberies with impunity. So of course, he did it again.