LOS ANGELES – A long-haul truck driver sought for 12 years in the shooting death in Canada of his teenage ex-girlfriend has been arrested in Southern California.
U.S. officials said Tuesday that 33-year-old Ninderjit Singh was taken into custody Friday after a traffic stop near his home in San Jacinto.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigation said Singh, an Indian national, is awaiting extradition to Canada where he is a legal resident.
He is suspected in the 1999 shooting death of 18-year-old Poonam Randhawa in Vancouver. Authorities said her body was found on a street near her school, where she was last seen in a vehicle with Singh.
The case was featured on "America's Most Wanted" in 2000 and generated some leads, but Singh eluded capture until last week.