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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

Case # 17WF2440

Date: November 3, 2017

MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR MURDERING MAN AND SHOOTING SECOND VICTIM OUTSIDE CLUB IN WESTMINSTER

*Second suspect charged with being an accessory after the fact

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for murdering a man and shooting a second victim outside a club in Westminster. A second man was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Minh Quang Tran, 40, Santa Ana

Charged on Nov. 2, 2017, with the following felony counts:

  • Murder
  • Assault with a firearm

Sentencing Enhancement

  • Personal use of a firearm

64 years to life in state prison

Arraignment

Nov. 3, 2017, time to be determined

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Hung Khac Chau, 46, Fountain Valley

  • Accessory after the fact

Three years in county jail

Arraignment, Dept. CJ-1

Nov. 3, 2017, time to be determined

Circumstances of the Case

  • In the early morning hours on Oct. 28, 2017, Tran and Chau are accused of being at Club Bleu on Beach Blvd. in Westminster.
  • Tran is accused of firing multiple shots in the direction of 53-year-old Huy P. and his associate, 47-year-old John Doe, outside of the club at approximately 1:30 a.m.
  • Huy P. was shot in the head and was transferred to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead as a result of the gunshot wound.
  • John Doe was shot in the lower body and survived his injuries.
  • Both defendants are accused of fleeing the scene after the shooting, and Chau is accused of driving Tran away.
  • The Westminster Police Department (WPD) investigated this case and arrested Chau on Oct. 31, 2017, near his residence in Fountain Valley.
  • Tran was arrested by WPD on Nov. 2, 2017, at 12:30 a.m. at his residence in Santa Ana.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke, Homicide Unit

 



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