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A man suspected of killing a local businessman outside an Oxnard, California bank 10 days ago and then shooting at police Saturday was arrested Monday in Carpinteria, authorities said.
Jeffrey Aguilar, 22, of Oxnard was arrested about 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in the 5600 block of Carpinteria Avenue, police said.
Oxnard police recently identified Aguilar as a suspect in the killing of Gurmohinder Singh, 55, of Oxnard. Singh was shot dead outside the US Bank at 2385 N. Oxnard Blvd. on Aug. 16.
Oxnard detectives developed leads indicating Aguilar was staying at the Holiday Inn, Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites said Monday. A SWAT team from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department made the arrest, Benites said, with federal marshals assisting.
Aguilar surrendered without incident, Benites said. No shots were fired, and no one was injured Monday, he said.
"We were anticipating that he would resist arrest. Fortunately for us and for him, that wasn't the case," Benites said. "It was the best-case scenario."
Singh had just left the bank on Aug. 16 after making a withdrawal when a man shot him multiple times in the chest and took cash from his hands. Singh died at the scene.
Family members said he probably had withdrawn a significant amount of cash. Singh owned several local convenience stores along with his cousins.
A security camera captured an image of a man at the scene.
On Saturday evening, police spotted Aguilar driving in Oxnard and they tried to stop him, authorities said. Aguilar and the officers fired gunshots that hit each other's vehicles, but nobody was injured, Benites said. Meanwhile, Aguilar escaped, police said.
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