Interpol Locates Trinidad Suspect Extradited Back to Long Island; Faces Charges in 1999 Shooting at LI Temple
August 15, 2015
NEW YORK, NY – The Nassau County Homicide Squad along with assistance from The United States Marshals office, has arrested a Trinidad man for a Homicide that occurred over sixteen years ago in Hicksville.
According to detectives, on June 13, 1999 Balkumar Singh, 38 of Trinidad was a guest at a wedding being held at the Masonic Temple 18 West Nicholai Street in Hicksville when he was involved in a verbal argument with another guest Abzal Khan, 19 of Queens. As Khan stood outside the temple Singh approached armed with an automatic hand gun and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene.
According to detectives, on June 13, 1999 Balkumar Singh, 38 of Trinidad approached a victim outside the Masonic Temple armed with an automatic hand gun and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene. Singh was charged with Murder 2nd degree and will be arraigned on Monday, August 17, 2015 at County Court.
On March 27, 2015 Singh was located in Trinidad and placed in custody by the Trinidadian police’s Interpol office. The United States Marshals office made the arrangements for Singh’s extradition back to the United States which was executed on Friday, August 14, 2015 by U.S. Marshals with the assistance of Nassau County Homicide Squad Detectives.
Singh is charged with Murder 2nd degree and will be arraigned on Monday, August 17, 2015 at County Court.
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