Monday, October 20, 2014

Stockton Police Fired 600 Rounds Into Bank Robber's Vehicle Killing 41-year-old Female Hostage

Ten bullets fired by police officers fatally struck bank hostage, according family attorney.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Stockton, California - On Thursday, attorney Gregg Bently representing the family of Misty Holt-Singh, 41, during a press conference said, that 33 police officers shot at least 600 bullets into a vehicle with three armed bank robbers and one female hostage on an hour long 55-mile chase that ended in the death of two suspects and Holt-Singh. Two of the other women hostages were also taken. The two hostages managed to escaped while the vehicle was moving. They both survived, according to police.
The armed bank robbers on July 16, 2014 went into the Bank of West in Stockton and held up the bank. They stood three female customers as hostages and fled in a vehicle.
While being chased, the suspects fired at more than 100 bullets at police in pursuit. In returned, police fired 600 rounds with ten bullets fatally striking Holt-Singh. Two of the suspects were killed, Alex Gregory Martínez, 27, and Gilbert Rentería Jr., 39. The sole surviving suspect, Jaime Ramos, 19, was charged with Holt-Singh's death. Police recovered three handguns and a AK-47 at the scene.
The Stockton police chief confirmed that Holt-Singh was shot ten times by police bullets, which Bently stated, it is unreasonable and excessive use of force during the press conference.
Bently is expected to a file lawsuit against the Stockton Police Department and those involved in the shooting death of Holt-Singh.

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