Punjabi-American’s Wife Killed In A Shoot-Out Between Cops And Robbers

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Punjabi-American’s wife was killed after a shoot out between police and bank-robbers who had taken Misty Holt-Singh hostage and used her as a shield. Shock, disbelief and sadness beset the family and friends of Holt-Singh, who was married to Paul Singh.

STOCKTON – Punjabi-American’s wife was killed after a shoot out between police and bank-robbers who had taken Misty Holt-Singh hostage and used her as a shield.

Misty Holt-Singh with her husband Paul

Shock, disbelief and sadness beset the family and friends of Holt-Singh, who was married to Paul Singh.

The 41-year-old Stockton mother was the only hostage to die in Wednesday’s bank heist involving a high-speed chase in Stockton. Police say she was used as a human shield by the suspects, who have gang connections.

Holt-Singh’s relatives told NBC Bay Area that Misty left her 12-year-old daughter Mia in the car when she ran into the Bank of the West building for what she thought would only be a minute or so.

After that, all hell broke loose, resulting in the kind of crime Stockton police say they haven’t witnessed in recent history.

Holt-Singh’s cousin, Stephanie Miller Rodriguez, said that Misty and Mia were supposed to meet her on Wednesday afternoon at a salon in Stockton to get their hair done. But that never happened.

“She loved her family and kids so much,” she said. “She came into my life five months ago – we ran into each other and realized we were cousins … It was nice to have a cousin my age. But then we had this relationship cut short so suddenly.”

“Today, a mother, wife, daughter and sister was taken from our family in a senseless tragedy,” Holt-Singh’s sister-in-law Kumal Sidhu Singh posted on her own Facebook wall. “If there is a bigger plan, I really don’t understand. Our hearts are shattered…and our family will never again be the same.”

Holt-Singh’s sister, Dawn Holt, has set up a memorial fund for her.

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