Liberty man charged with 2021 murder of store clerk

Officers of the Liberty Police Department and Texas Rangers arrested Doy La Frince Minix, charged with Murder, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Liberty Police Department officers, accompanied by Texas Rangers, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, served an arrest warrant charging Doy La Frince Minix, 43, of Liberty, with first-degree murder.

This charge is in connection with the Sept. 6, 2021, shooting death of 22-year-old Gurjitpal Singh, an Asian/Pacific Islander, who was working as a cashier at Happy Chap’s, a convenience store and gas station located at 2802 US Hwy 90 in the City of Liberty, at the time he was killed.

Singh was shot twice as he worked behind the store counter.

The investigation, which is still underway, is being conducted by lead investigators Rolando Aguilar, a detective assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Liberty Police Department, and Texas Ranger Joshua Benson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Evidence was collected, early in the investigation, that initially identified Minix as a person of interest; however, as the investigation continued, probable cause was developed that led to the issuance of the warrant.

The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Stephen Hebert. Minix was arrested, without incident, at his place of employment, PTC Liberty Tubular, located at 1100 FM 3361 in the City of Liberty.

Minix was transported to the Liberty County Jail where he was booked in and released to the jail staff. At the time of this release, no bond amount has been set.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. I can’t believe Doy did this. He was a bad kid growing up and he just stopped getting in trouble for many years. .

    • To all – InMY HEART I CAN PROMISE THEY GOT THE WRONG PERSON, DOY WOULDN’T DO THAT AND RUN…COME ON YALL. When and IF the truth comes out WHO REALLY DID IT we all be surprised .DOY was brought up the right way. Please don’t PIN anything on him UNTIL FOUND GUILTY WITH EVIDENTS. OK. MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY..

  2. Singh was a really great guy, young and super nice to everyone. He didn’t deserve to die at this age, like that

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