Clovis police say shooting at hookah store was not random, suspect arrested

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Man arrested for domestic violence shooting at Clovis smoke shop
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Clovis police have arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a smoke shop shooting that they say stemmed from domestic violence.

CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman working at Clovis Hookah and Cigarettes at Shaw and Fowler was shot and severely wounded Tuesday night around 6:30.

Surveillance video helped lead Clovis Police to the suspect, who has been identified as 27-year-old Harmanpreet Singh.

Detectives were able to track him down and arrest him at his home in Fresno just after midnight.

They also recovered a firearm they believe was used in the shooting.

"We don't know exactly what happened right before the shooting, we can speculate based on the video, but it did not appear that there was a struggle of any type," said Clovis Police Dept. Sgt. Jim Koch.

Investigators said the victim and Singh previously had a dating relationship.

The victim's family did not want to speak on camera, but disputed that claim, saying the two were just friends.

Police don't believe there's any threat to public safety.

"In this incident, we believe that this was a targeted event. This was not a random act of violence. The two people knew each other. They knew each other quite well," Sgt. Koch said.

The woman who was shot remains at the hospital in critical condition.

Singh has been booked into the Fresno County jail for attempted homicide, domestic violence, and multiple firearm charges.

He's being held on $695,000 bail.

According to Clovis Police, last year, the city had a total of five homicides. Three of them were related to domestic violence.

"At this point and time, we like to remind people if you're in a relationship and you're having problems, there's plenty of resources out there from the Marjaree Mason Center and several others," Sgt. Koch said.

This shooting remains under investigation.

If you are the victim of domestic abuse, or you know someone who is, there is help available 24/7. In Fresno County, call the Marjaree Mason Center at (559) 233-4357. In all other locations, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233.