Authorities in California apprehended a man suspected of fatally shooting the owner of a market who customers considered to be a “therapist, friend and brother.”
In addition to murder, he was also charged with robbery and conspiracy. Prior to his arrest, Dibuisson, 21, had been wanted in connection to “numerous other burglaries and robberies in the region,” Irma Widjojo of the Benicia Police Department said.
Three days earlier, around 10 p.m. on March 8, officers discovered the body of 60-year-old Singh after they responded to an alarm at his store, Rose Market, KTVU reported.
Investigators recovered surveillance video from the market that showed a man running from the scene and believe Singh was fatally shot during a robbery.
Singh, who opened Rose Market 21 years ago, is survived by his wife and two sons.
The victim’s eldest son noted that his father “took so much pride” in operating the business.
“It was his pride and joy,” the son said in a statement, according to Benicia police. “That was the highlight of his life… He came to America, opened a business, and provided for his family through this store.”
“He spent his whole life at that store," the son noted. “People would come to the store for him. He was their therapist, friend and brother.”
Police Chief Mike Greene said Singh, known for giving out free candy and ice cream to children who came into the store, was “a cherished community member” and noted the man’s death was a great loss for Benicia.
“This crime is one of the most heinous crimes that this community has seen in recent years,” Greene said. “It hit me, and the rest of this community, personally."