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Thong Kien Ma, 32
South El Monte, California
May 05, 2015

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Temple Sheriff's Station California

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Sheriff’s Homicide Lt. Victor Lewandowski said detectives don’t know what happened before the fatal assault. No other family members were home at the time.

He said the suspect first attacked the woman then went after the husband.

Deputies made contact with the woman who was bleeding from the head. They saw the suspect in the flower bed area of his neighbors’ home.

Lewandowski said deputies saw the man making a chopping motion and noticed the other victim on the ground.

He said deputies yelled at the suspect to drop his weapon. The man didn’t heed the order and allegedly made a move toward the deputies. He was shot once.

The suspect kept coming toward the deputies and said something to the effect that they’ll have to kill him, according to Lewandowski.

Deputies shot the man again. Lewandowski didn’t know how many shots were fired.

But workers in the area heard a dozen shots.

The suspect died at the scene. Of the two victims, the woman was taken to a local hospital while the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities haven’t released their names. Lewandowski described the three as Asians in their 30s and 40s.

Officials believe the suspect had not slept for three days and was angry over a delusional belief his neighbors were stealing his wifi internet connection.