NRI Pulse Staff Report
Atlanta, GA, October 15, 2019: Police have arrested an Indian-American man in California who is accused of murdering four members of his family, then driving up to the police station to confess, with a dead victim in the back seat of his car.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Roseville Police Department spokesperson Capt. Josh Simon identified the alleged murderer as 53-year-old Shankar Hangud. Two of the victims were adults and two were minors.
A press release issued by Roseville PD says at 12:11 p.m. yesterday, cops received a call from the Mt. Shasta Police Department reporting they had detained a suspect involved in a homicide that took place in Roseville. The adult male claimed to have murdered individuals at his residence in Roseville. Another victim was inside his vehicle at the Mt. Shasta Police Department in Siskiyou County and other victims were at an apartment in Roseville.
Officers who were dispatched to Hangud’s apartment complex in Roseville confirmed that three additional victims were found dead at the scene.
Hangud is the sole suspect in the four homicides. The identities of the victims have not been released yet, but it has been confirmed that the body found in Hangud’s car was of a man of Indian origin.
Hangud was taken into custody yesterday by the Mt. Shasta Police Department. He has since been transported to and booked into the Placer County Jail charged with four counts of murder. He’ll be prosecuted in Placer County.
“It appears the victims were killed by this suspect over a few days’ time span, we’re still working to put that timeline together,” said the police statement.
Cops have not released a motive for the murders yet but are seeking the help of the public to put together a timeline of the murders.
The suspect, police say, within the last week, left his home in Roseville with one adult male victim, of Indian origin. They drove away in a maroon sedan from Roseville to unknown places in Northern California and ended up in Mt. Shasta.
Hangud is an IT professional, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has an M.B.A in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.