Bich Cau Thi Tran, 25

San Jose, California
January 01, 2006

Agencies: San Jose Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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Bich Cau Thi Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant and 25-year-old mother of two toddlers, was shot dead in her kitchen by Euro-American San Jose policeman Chad Marshall when he responded to a 911 call that an unsupervised toddler was roaming the street. Seconds after Marshall knocked on the door, he put a bullet through the chest of the young mother, just a few feet away from her children.

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November 2005 $1.8 million settlement

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