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California parole board denies early release of El Sobrante Sikh temple shooter

Sikh temple 2000 shooting
  • Joga Singh Sandher, the 58-year-old man who murdered Ajmer Singh Malhi inside a Sikh temple in 2000, was denied early parole by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Board on Thursday.
  • The panel found that if Sandher were to be released, the "danger he posed to the community was far higher" than the information he presented claiming he was not a risk.
  • Sandher was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Malhi during a Sunday service inside the El Sobrante Gurdwara Sahib, a Sikh center in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Jan. 23, 2000.
  • “Even in a world where mass shootings have become all too commonplace, Sandher’s actions in January 2000 still shock the conscience,” Deputy District Attorney Caleb Webster said on Thursday.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Parole Board has denied the early release of Joga Singh Sandher, the 58-year-old man who murdered Ajmer Singh Malhi inside a Sikh temple in 2000.

The Board of Parole denied Sandher’s early parole at Thursday’s Parole Suitability Hearing after finding that if he were to be released, the “danger he posed to the community was far higher” than the information he presented claiming he was not a risk. The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office said in a statement on Friday that Sandher had become ineligible for parole for 10 years.

Man shot dead in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Seattle’s Chinatown
  • A 35-year-old man was shot dead at the intersection of 13th Ave. South and South Lane Street in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Thursday.
  • Seattle police are currently investigating the incident and searching for the perpetrator, who fled the scene.
  • Police have not made any arrests as of this writing.
  • Information about the suspect and potential motives behind the incident have yet to be released.

An investigation is underway after a man was fatally shot in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Thursday.

Seattle Police Department officers responding to the intersection of 13th Ave. South and South Lane Street after 2 p.m. found a 35-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Thousands gather to honor Toronto police officer who was slain in Canada shooting rampage

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  • On Wednesday morning, over 8,000 people, including officers, politicians, family and friends, gathered for the funeral of the Toronto police officer who was slain in a shooter’s rampage last week.
  • Constable Andrew Hong, 48, was ambushed and shot dead by Shawn Petry, 30, while on his lunch break on Sept. 12.
  • He was one of the three people fatally shot by Petry that day before the suspect was later shot dead by police in Hamilton Cemetery.
  • Hong was a 22-year veteran and a member of Toronto police’s Traffic Services Unit.
  • His casket was carried to the Toronto Congress Center from the Kane-Jarrett Funeral Home in Thornhill as a parade of officers and dignitaries lined the route to pay tribute to the slain officer.

Thousands of mourners, including officers, politicians, family and friends, gathered for the funeral of the Toronto police officer who was slain in a shooter’s rampage last week. 

On Wednesday morning, mourners gathered as hundreds of police officers gave solemn salutes at Constable Andrew Hong’s funeral cortege.

California man shot dead in road rage incident while on Facetime with wife

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  • Rienhart Asuncion, 30, was shot and killed in a road rage incident in San Lorenzo, California, while he was on a FaceTime video call with his wife on Sept. 18.
  • According to his wife, Princess, a car had cut into her husband’s lane, which reportedly led to a chase that ended at the intersection of Lewelling Boulevard and Hesperian Boulevard.
  • When Asuncion got out of his vehicle to approach the other car, he was shot dead at about 4:30 p.m.
  • The incident is currently under investigation. Authorities are actively searching for the suspects.
  • No arrests have been made, and no suspect information has been released.
  • A GoFundMe page has been set up by Asuncion’s family and friends to help raise money for his funeral.

A man was shot and killed in a road rage incident in San Lorenzo, California, while he was on a video call with his wife.

Rienhart Asuncion, 30, was chatting with his wife Princess on Facetime while driving his Toyota Tacoma pickup when he got into an altercation with several people in another car at an East Bay intersection at about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Woman struck by stray bullets while sleeping in Oakland home; daughter calls for increased gun control

  • A woman in her 60s was sleeping alongside her husband in their Little Saigon, California, residence when she was hit three times by stray bullets on Aug. 17.
  • According to the victim’s daughter, she still has multiple bullet fragments inside her body.
  • No suspect information has been released regarding this case.
  • Oakland police are currently investigating the incident.
  • A GoFundMe page has been set up by the victim’s family to help cover her medical expenses.

A woman was hit several times by stray bullets while she was asleep in her Oakland, California, home last month. 

The woman in her 60s was sleeping alongside her husband in their Little Saigon residence at the 1100 block of 10th Avenue when was shot three times shortly before 5 a.m. on Aug. 17, reported ABC7.

Suspect in 2014 murder of Texas family arrested after arriving from China

  • Feng Lu, 58, has been arrested and charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a family of four in Cypress, Texas, on January 2014.
  • Maoye Sun, 50, his wife Mei Xie, 49, and their two sons — 9-year-old Titus and 7-year-old Timothy — were all found shot execution-style in their Fosters Creek Drive home.
  • The news at the time sent shockwaves across the local community and eventually made headlines in China.
  • Houston Chinese Alliance President Yingying Sun expressed relief at Lu’s arrest since they thought the case had died.
  • Lu is now waiting to be extradited to Texas.

A man accused of killing a family of four in Cypress, Texas, in 2014 has been arrested in San Francisco after arriving on a flight from China on Sunday.

Feng Lu, 58, allegedly gunned down members of the Sun family in their own home in Fosters Creek Drive, near the intersection of Telge and Huffmeister Roads, sometime on Jan. 24, 2014. Maoye Sun, 50, his wife Mei Xie, 49, and their two sons — 9-year-old Titus and 7-year-old Timothy — were all found shot in the head in different bedrooms.

California sheriff’s deputy charged with murdering Vietnamese married couple in their home

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  • Devin Williams Jr., a 24-year-old deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, allegedly fatally shot a Vietnamese married couple in their home on Colebrook Lane, California, on Sept. 7.
  • Dublin Police Services found Maria Tran, a 42-year-old nurse, and Benison Tran, a 57-year-old retired civil engineer, with gunshot wounds to their heads and necks.
  • Williams Jr. turned himself in nearly 11 hours after the shooting and was charged with two counts of murder with special circumstances.
  • The motive behind the shooting is still being investigated. However, the defendant’s father revealed that his son was in a “dating relationship” with Maria.
  • Williams Jr. is currently being held in a Santa Rita jail where he once worked while awaiting his arraignment.

An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy in California allegedly shot and killed a married couple in their home while family members were present. 

Dublin Police Services responded to a double shooting at a home on Colebrook Lane, where they found 42-year-old Maria Tran and 57-year-old Benison Tran with gunshot wounds to their heads and necks on Sept. 7, according to reports.

Photos of suspect vehicles in shooting of Asian toddler in California released

  • The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has identified two vehicles that may have been involved in the fatal shooting of 23-month-old Jasper Wu in Oakland, California, last year.
  • Wu was killed by a stray bullet as he was returning home to Fremont with his mother, aunt and two cousins at around 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2021, according to reports.
  • The CHP was alerted to two vehicles that exchanged fire as they drove opposite the family’s white Lexus sedan.
  • On Friday night, the CHP released information on the possible suspect vehicles.
  • One is believed to be a gray Nissan sedan, while the other appears to be a 2007-2010 gray Infiniti sedan.
  • The case remains under investigation.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has identified two vehicles that may have been involved in the fatal shooting of a toddler in Oakland, California, last year.

Jasper Wu, aged 23 months, was returning home to Fremont with his mother, aunt and two cousins at around 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2021, when a stray bullet pierced their car on Interstate 880, according to reports.

3 men injured in Northern California Sikh temple shooting

  • Three Sikh men have been hospitalized following a shooting at a Sikh temple in Stockton, California, on Aug. 27.
  • Two male suspects, who are also believed to be Sikh, remain at large.

Three people have been hospitalized following a shooting at a Sikh temple in Northern California.

Three Sikh men — ages 27, 28 and 32 — were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting occurred at the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib temple in Stockton at around 6:42 p.m. on Aug. 27, according to Stockton police spokesperson Joseph Silva.

Vigil held for Filipino photographer killed during Washington state home invasion

  • More than 100 people gathered on the 1700 block of 132nd St. in South Everett, Washington, on Sunday night to mourn the death of Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer shot and killed inside her home on Aug. 19.
  • “We’re good people, why us?" Sok’s husband, Makara, said at the gathering. “I lost my wife, the love of my life. My best friend. My everything. My son doesn’t have a mom anymore.”
  • Sok, an award-winning photographer who owned the photography studio Irah Sok Images in Mill Creek, Washington, was in her home with her son and husband when three masked men forced their way inside and shot her to death, according to reports.
  • Her son was reportedly unharmed while her husband was injured during the incident.
  • The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. No arrests have been made so far.
  • A GoFundMe has been set up to support Sok’s family.

Over 100 people attended a vigil over the weekend to honor the life of a Filipino mother killed in her home in South Everett, Washington, earlier this month.

Community members, friends and family gathered on the 1700 block of 132nd St. in South Everett on Sunday to mourn the death of Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer who was reportedly shot and killed by three masked men inside her home on Aug. 19.

Police search for suspect caught on video shooting a man after a brawl in Philadelphia’s Chinatown

Chinatown shooting
  • Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man in Philadelphia’s Chinatown on Saturday morning.
  • A 56-year old man was being confronted by a group of four Asian men near Race St. when one of the assailants pulled out a gun and shot him around 5:30 a.m.
  • The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition soon after the altercation.
  • Philadelphia Chinatown residents have been on edge due to the recent surge of attacks in the area

Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man in Philadelphia’s Chinatown on Saturday morning. 

A 52-year-old man was being confronted by a group of four Asian men near Race St. when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him at around 5:30 a.m., according to police.

Honolulu police arrest man for deadly shooting of woman at Chinatown bus stop

  • Tony Johnson, a 58-year-old man, was arrested on River Street in Honolulu’s Chinatown at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Johnson has been accused of murdering a 24-year-old woman at a bus stop in Chinatown on Aug. 19.
  • The victim was reportedly with her husband when they got into an altercation with an unidentified man. Another man then showed up during the argument and shot the woman in the head, according to reports.
  • As of Wednesday, Johnson has yet to be charged.
  • He and the victim were acquaintances, according to Lt. Deena Thoemmes of the Honolulu Police Department’s Homicide Detail.

The Honolulu Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the deadly shooting that occurred at a Chinatown bus stop on Friday.

Tony Johnson, 58, was arrested on River Street in Honolulu’s Chinatown at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree murder and firearms offenses, according to police.