Suspect Charged in Murder of Sikh Temple Member
Police allege a 16-year-old boy killed Dalbir Singh, a member of the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, just 11 days after temple was attacked.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the murder of Oak Creek Sikh Temple member Dalbir Singh.
Deangelo Williams was charged with first-degree reckless homicide-party to a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. The charges carry a combined sentence of 70 years in prison.
According to a criminal complaint:
The owner of the store, Jatinder Singh, said he and his uncle Dalbir Singh were about to close Harmony Food Store, 3821 W. Locust St., about 9 p.m. when he saw Williams next to Dalbir waving a handgun.
Jatinder and Dalbir both ran back inside the store and closed the door so that Williams could not get in. However, Williams fired a shot that went through the door and hit Dalbir Singh in the forehead. Dalbir Singh collapsed on the steps and was later pronounced dead by the medical examiner's office.
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 murder came just 11 days after the attack at the Oak Creek Sikh Temple, where six members were killed and four others injured.