Hall Co SO, GBI investigate deaths of three people killed in Buford

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a 42 year-old mother and her 18 year-old daughter were killed in a home in Buford. A suspect in their murders was shot and killed by deputies after he lunged at them with a knife. The man with the knife is now identified as Thang Duc Doan. He was 51 years old, from Buford. The GBI is investigating.

From WSB TV…

Three people are dead after a police shooting in Hall County on Tuesday night.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said deputies fatally shot 51 year-old Thang Duc Doan after they say he killed a mother and daughter.

Channel 2′s Matt Johnson obtained video shot by a neighbor that shows Hall County deputies showing up at Long Creek drive in Buford just after 7:30 p.m. for a welfare check that turned violent.

A picture shows deputies with vests, helmets and guns waiting outside the home.

They say they met Doan armed with a knife and deputies shot and killed him when he became aggressive at around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

From there, they say they discovered the bodies of a mother and daughter inside the home.

Deputies identified the victims as Kim Nguyen, 42, and Lam-Ahn Tran, 18.

Neighbors told Johnson that Nguyen owned a nail salon in Gainesville and that her ex-husband became worried about her and his daughter and asked for a welfare check.

They say Doan shot by deputies lived at the home with the mother and daughter and knew the victims.

One neighbor told Johnson that he didn’t think Doan -- believed to be a boyfriend of the mother -- was capable of murder.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

The Georgia of Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation into the deputy-involved shooting while the Hall County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the murders.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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