Two patrons sitting in a booth at a Vietnamese restaurant in Texas were killed in what appeared to be a targeted shooting and a man is now in custody in connection with the double murder, authorities said.
Inside the business, officers found two victims, Hahn Minh Nguyen, 63, and Long Nguyen, 51, suffering gunshot wounds. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators determined through a license plate search that a white Toyota Camry three armed suspects had arrived to the restaurant in was stolen, according to KPRC-TV.
After going into the restaurant, the suspects ran back to the vehicle, got inside and fled the scene, police said.
Police identified Bich Xuan Dang, 49, was the shooter in the deadly incident and charged him with capital murder. He was taken into custody at his southeast Houston apartment on Oct. 17 after surrendering following a standoff with officers and a SWAT team, KTRK-TV reported.
The other two suspects remain at large, police said.
According to court documents obtained by The Houston Chronicle, the shooting occurred after Dang allegedly attempted to shake down the owner of the restaurant Café Window. Police said that after unsuccessfully demanding $1,000 from the owner, Dang allegedly headed to Tai Loi two miles away.
Dang was being held without bond.