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Third suspect sought in Main Street murder
An arrest warrant has been issued for Cole Nathaniel Millington. - photo by Photo Contributed



Turlock Police detectives are looking for a third suspect in the fatal shooting of Amripal Sandhu in Turlock on Nov. 6, 2013.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Cole Nathaniel Millington, 23, on a charge of murder. Detectives suspect Millington was an active participant in the shooting that left Sandhu dead on Turlock’s Main Street.

Millington was identified as a suspect through the course of the investigation, Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis said.

Millington has been known to frequent the Stockton area. His current whereabouts are unknown and he is being sought by law enforcement.

Millington has brown hair and blue eyes. He stands about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs around 185 pounds.

Prior to the arrest warrant, Millington had only traffic violations on his record.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Nov. 6, the California Highway Patrol received an emergency call from Sandhu, who said he was being shot at as he drove southbound on Highway 99, near Taylor Road.

About one minute after the call had been transferred by the CHP to Turlock Police, reports came in of shots fired in the area of Pioneer Avenue. Additional reports led officers to the corner of E. Main Street and N. Minaret Avenue, where they found an Acura Infiniti that had run up on the curb in front of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Sandhu was found behind the driver’s wheel with three gunshot wounds. The 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

By that night Turlock Police detectives had taken two men into custody for the fatal shooting. Pardeep Singh, 21, of Turlock, and Kultar Singh Dhatt, 22, of Turlock were both arrested on suspicion of murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and making criminal threats. Singh is also charged with assault with a firearm.

The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office contends that because the men were firing from one vehicle into another with an intent to kill, their charges against them include special circumstances, which makes them eligible for the death penalty. The district attorney’s office has not made an announcement on whether or not to seek the death penalty.

Both men remain in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail as they await trial.

About three weeks after the homicide, detectives recovered gun parts believed to have been used in the shooting in the lake at Donnelly Park.

Anyone with information about Millington’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Timothy Redd at 668-5550- ext 6625.