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FBI: Sikh Sports Festival Shooter Caught in India

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SACRAMENTO—

A man wanted by the FBI for the 2008 shooting during a sports festival has been caught in India, officials have announced.

Amandeep Singh Dhami, 28, was arrested on local charges in India, but he is also suspected to be the second gunman in the shooting at the Gurmukh Singh Johal Memorial Tournament back on Aug. 31, 2008. One person – Parmjit Pamma Singh – died that day, and several more were injured.

Spectators were able to hold down the other shooter – 28-year-old Gurpreet Singh Gosal – until Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies showed up.

Gosal was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 35 years to life in prison back in August of this year.

The FBI had suspected that Dhami fled the country to hide in India. Friday, authorities arrested Dhami in Jalandhar, Punjab – a city in the northern tip of the country.

Dhami will be returned to the US to face homicide charges for the shooting and death of Singh.

“We all hope that Dhami’s eventual return for prosecution may offer some closure and peace for the Singh family, the Sacramento Sikh Society, and the festival attendees who were so traumatized by the shooting,” Special Agent in Charge Monica M. Miller of the FBI’s Sacramento field office wrote in a press release.

The FBI had offered a reward of up to $20,000 for Dhami’s capture.

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2 comments

  • rnatalie

    The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged. His skin is sun-dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl, its handle unmarked. People call them both "the Sikh Shooter"