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Police detain person of interest in killing of Ogden grocery store owner

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Ogden police on Monday, March 1, 2021, released security footage of a suspect in the shooting death of an Ogden grocery store owner on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact them, particularly if anyone has surveillance video on their doorbell cameras or security cameras, at 801-629-8228. 

Ogden Police Department

OGDEN — Detectives have detained a person of interest in the death of Satnam Singh, an Ogden grocery store owner who was shot and killed at his store on Sunday night.

“No further information is being released at this time to allow for a thorough and complete investigation that is focused on ensuring justice for Mr. Singh and his family,” Ogden police said in a news release Tuesday evening.

Singh, 65, was working at his store, Super Groceries, 675 N. Monroe Blvd., about 11:50 p.m. when a man walked in.

Surveillance footage shows the man walking through an aisle in the store and picking up several items before walking to the counter.

After the two men “communicated for a short period of time ... the suspect fired a pistol at the victim, striking him,” Ogden police said.

Singh was pronounced dead at the scene.

Singh was remembered by community members as a man with a “really big heart.”

“That’s all he was doing was here to help the community so for this to happen to him is not right. It’s just not right,” Tamara Lamont told the Deseret News on Monday.

“I’ve been coming here since I was a little girl,” added Shasta Leslie. “He called me Chicken Little. He was the kind of man that if you were hungry, he’d always give you food.”

On Monday, community members held a vigil in Singh’s honor.

Ogden police are asking anyone with tips and relevant information to call 801-629-8228.