Sonjeev Singh Sentenced to 150 Months in Prison for Attempted Murder and Discharging Firearm
Sonjeev Singh was initially charged with nine (9) felony counts of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and multiple counts of discharge of a firearm from or within a structure or vehicle. During the initial arraignment in October of 2021, Singh plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The matter was set for trial, and Singh was released on a $50,000 bond with strict conditions.
In the wee hours of the morning on May 22nd, 2021, a phone call was made regarding a person with a gun in the Summerlin neighborhood. The officers responded to the call and the metro officer fired one round during the incident. Metro disclosed the suspect Sonjeev aka Sam Singh. Sonjeev’s wife made the phone call stating that her husband is intoxicated and hallucinating, and is armed with firearms. After the phone call, Sonjeev’s wife left the home with their son and met the cops outside the house.
Several shots were heard from inside the residence. Metro cops barricaded the home immediately and called for additional backup. Singh stepped out at his second-story balcony and fired at the cops. At that time metro officer fired one round towards Singh. Singh allegedly continued shooting from inside the residence, until the officers were relieved by SWAT.
According to court documents, Singh recently pleaded guilty on two counts to the crimes of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm at or into an occupied structure or vehicle. Singh is sentenced on count 1 to the Nevada Department of Corrections for a maximum of one hundred fifty (150) months with a minimum parole eligibility of thirty months plus a consecutive term of a maximum of 150 months with a minimum parole eligibility of thirty (30) months for the deadly weapon enhancement. On count 2, Singh got a maximum of sixty (60) months with a minimum parole eligibility of twelve (12) months, concurrent with the sentencing on count 1.