Police arrested three men who they say are responsible for the shooting death of a South Jersey gas station attendant.
On August 25, three men robbed the Garden State gas station along the 900 block of N Broad Street in Woodbury, N.J. around 9 p.m. During the robbery, police say one of the suspects shot 40-year-old Surinder Singh, a gas station attendant.
A passing motorist found Singh in the street in front of the station and called police. He was rushed to Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury where he was pronounced dead at 9:37 p.m. Police say he died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Investigators with the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office joined local police in investigating Singh's death.
On Tuesday, a spokesperson with the Prosecutor's Office announced three men were arrested in connection to the robbery and Singh's murder.
(Pictured Right: Surinder Singh)
Police arrested Cordero Hodge, 22, of Camden, Isaiah Williams, 24, of Woodbury, and Jameel Pierce, 22, of Camden.
According to investigators, Hodge was the one who shot and killed Singh. He was charged with murder and illegal possession of a weapon. He was also charged, along with Williams and Pierce, with felony murder, complicity in a crime, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.
Hodge's bail was set at $1 million. Bail was set at $750,000 each for Williams and Pierce.
According to prosecutor's office spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld, Singh lived in Woodbury with his wife and their two children. Friends and customers said he would often bring his two kids with him to the gas station that he had co-owned for more than a decade.
An employee at the nearby Colonial Diner said Singh was well known in the area and would often come to the diner.
"He was here every night, sometimes twice a day," said diner manager Eleni Mitrakos. "I still can't believe that he's dead, that I'll never see him again."