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Police release suspect sketch in Balbir Singh Dhami murder case

The suspect in the shooting death of Balbir Dhami is described as a male black, short, thin build, short hair, wearing a yellow sweatshirt. (credit: Sacramento Police Dept.)

The suspect in the shooting death of Balbir Dhami is described as a male black, short, thin build, short hair, wearing a yellow sweatshirt. (credit: Sacramento Police Dept.)

Police in Sacramento, California have released a sketch of the suspect in the murder of Balbir Singh Dhami  and new photos of the suspect’s vehicle.

The victim in this crime was the third Sikh murdered in Elk Grove, California in a span of three months.  Balbir Singh Dhami reportedly had a dubious drug-related past and (unlike the murders of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal in Elk Grove in March) his is not considered a hate-motivated crime. His wife, who was also shot, is still recovering.

The suspect vehicle in the shooting death Balbir Dhami is described as a 1999-2003 4-door gold Mazda Protégé or 323 with a black hood, black front and rear bumpers. (credit: Sacramento Police Dept.)

The suspect vehicle in the shooting death Balbir Dhami is described as a 1999-2003 4-door gold Mazda Protégé or 323 with a black hood, black front and rear bumpers. (credit: Sacramento Police Dept.)


Police are still looking for information related to this murder:

The Sacramento Police Department is asking anyone with information about this shooting to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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  1. Singh

    The Sikh Community along with the Dhami family have put together a new $25,000 reward for any information involving the murder of Balbir S. Dhami. Back on May 19th, cops were called to a home on Marla Way, Elk Grove CA. 53-year-old Balbir Singh Dhami was found shot dead inside the home, his wife had a gunshot wound. Investigators say a man came into the home and shot the couple inside the front door. Dhami and his wife are Sikhs. The suspect is described as a black man, he is short with a thin build. His car was captured on surveillance video in the area. He was seen driving a 4-door gold Mazda Protégé, with a black hood, black front and black rear bumpers. Anyone who has seen or heard anything that might pertain to the case should contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous. Family pray each day that justice is served and ask you not to turn your head and pretend you didn’t just hear or see that, but instead report it.” It’s a tragedy that two daughters have to grow up without their father .One of the hardest things a family can go through is not knowing the reason this happened to their loved one. Someone somewhere knows something. Cop’s just need to find that person or persons responsible for Dhami’s death. The perpetrators are cowards for shooting someone at his home during broad daylight

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