Vallejo police late tonight identified a 15-year-old boy as the suspect in the Wednesday shooting of a woman in her ice cream truck in what appears to be a “robbery gone bad.”Peter Montenegro, who police say has ties to both the Vallejo and Hayward areas, is suspected of shooting 39-year-old Amarjit Kaur about 2:40 p.m. in the area of Springs Road and Castlewood Drive.
A passerby found Kaur slumped behind the wheel of her truck at about 2:40 p.m. in the area of Springs Road and Castlewood Drive, police said.Kaur remained at John Muir Medical center in Walnut Creek today in serious but stable condition, Lt. Abel Tenorio said.Police said Montenegro ran away from home and his whereabouts are unknown. He should be considered armed and dangerous and a Ramey warrant has been issued for his arrest.
He was initially a person of interest in the case but is now considered to be the suspect. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing at least 200 pounds and was last seen wearing a black pea coat, police said.He is believed to have entered Sac’s Tasty Hot Dogs at 2445 Springs Road shortly after the shooting and was captured on the restaurant’s surveillance camera. Police have released surveillance photos. Sgt. Kevin Bartlett said the shooting was the result of a “robbery gone bad.”
Kaur worships regularly at the Hindu Community Temple at 1268 Taylor Ave. in Vallejo, the Temple’s priest Kumar Raj said this morning.She is from India and has lived in Vallejo for about six years, Raj said. She has two daughters and a son and has been driving the ice cream truck for about five years, he said.Raj said he last saw Kaur Tuesday night at the temple.”She is a very nice lady. She helps with cooking and cleaning at the temple,” Raj said.
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