Family of Slain Hostage Express Grief, Ask for Recordings of Stockton Chase

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The family of the hostage killed during a deadly chase and shootout are asking anyone with photos or video from the events that unfolded Wednesday to contact them.

Misty Holt-Singh was one of three hostages taken by three robbers at the Bank of the West. The other two female hostages were injured and released during the hour-long police chase that followed the robbery.

Singh was killed, and was found after a shootout between the suspects and police at the end of the chase.

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Misty Holt-Singh
Photo provided by the family

“Today we are officially asking … that all dispatch logs, audio recordings, video footage and other communication be preserved and provided to the family,” said the Singh family friend and attorney, Gregory Bentley. “We are also seeking the public’s help, with today’s technology, we are fairly certain that there is video and audio recordings that people may have.”

Bentley spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon held by the family of Singh.

Singh’s husband Paul, and their son and daughter also addressed the media. All three recounted personal stories about Misty and how much her loss has meant and is only just sinking in.

Their son said when he used to see tv trucks, he wanted to walk over and be on camera, “But today, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to talk to you guys. I don’t want to believe that this is true.”

Singh’s daughter, Mia, was at the bank with her when she was taken hostage, and the girl contacted her father immediately, asking him to leave work.

Misty Holt-Singh was one of three women grabbed by the three bank robbers as they left the Bank of the West, surrounded by Stockton Police.

The suspects got into an SUV and sped off, leading officers on a chase for more than an hour. During the chase, officers say the suspects fired shots at the chasing police cars. Two of the hostages were pushed from, or got out of the suspects’ SUV. They have not been identified at this time, and are still receiving treatment.

Suspects in Deadly Stockton Shootout Identified
The suspects’ SUV has extensive damage after a shootout with police.

The surviving suspect, Jaime Ramos, was booked into jail. A law enforcement source close to the investigation confirmed that Alex Martinez and Gilbert Renteria were the suspects that were killed.

Police announced Friday they are looking for a fourth suspect who dropped off the three men at the bank.

Anyone wishing to donate to the family is directed to these accounts:

The Misty Holt Singh Memorial
Bank of Stockton, account #: 1210054712

Or click here to donate online.

 

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