Unarmed Sikh Clerk Shot Dead in Madera, California


A unarmed Sikh store clerk named Dharam Jassar was shot dead at the Tackle Box gas station in Madera, California by two robbers. The The shooting occurred around 11pm this past Monday. The armed robbers stole cartons of cigarettes and shot the clerk as they headed out.

One of the suspects was arrested by the Fresno Sherriff department. The suspect has been identified as Raj Singh Atwal who was transferred to the Madera County Jail. The suspect was pulled over by the police 40 minutes after the incident by the Fresno County Sheriff. The Sheriff suspected drug use and while searching the vehicle found 2 guns. The man was arrested and later tied to the shooting at the Tackle Box in Madera, California.

Anyone with information on this case should call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.

If you want to donate to Jassar’s funeral service, here is the link the GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/veers-memorial-fund

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