A 73-year-old man in Orange County, California has been taken into custody in connection to a shooting and stabbing incident that led to the death of his 11-year-old stepdaughter and injury of his 36-year-old wife.
The suspect, identified as Tanh Thien Tran, was arrested by local police at the scene of the crime in 9800 block of Blossom Avenue in Garden Grove, ABC7 reports.
GGPD Detectives currently working a homicide 9800 block of Blossom. Crime occ’rd 0630am. Victim is 11 yr old female. 36 yr old mother also shot and stabbed is stable. 2 yr old and 6 yr old boys unharmed. Father has self-inflicted stab wounds and is in custody. #GGPD32 #homicide pic.twitter.com/b48AWWGP2f
— Garden Grove Police (@GardenGrovePD) August 29, 2018
When the police responded to a domestic violence report at around 6:30 a.m., they found a woman bleeding from stab wounds in front of the house. She told the officers that her husband and her three children were still inside.
The suspect is found to be the biological father of one 3-year-old boy and the stepfather of a 6-year-old boy and the killed female victim. The two boys were found to be unharmed.
According to the authorities, they found the suspect holding a knife in a room at the back of their home with the then wounded girl. He was reportedly bleeding from self-inflicted knife wounds.
Tran was taken into custody after the officers reportedly used bean-bag rounds to subdue him.
While the officers were able to pull the wounded girl out during negotiation, she eventually died after being rushed to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, the wife, who had been shot and stabbed by the suspect, is now reportedly in stable condition at a local trauma center.
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