SAN JOSE — Police have released images of a car linked to the killing of a man who was shot after catching people breaking into a car in his Evergreen driveway earlier this month.
Thu Nguyen, 55, died the morning of March 5 in front of his home on Glen Keats Court in the Hidden Glen neighborhood. According to San Jose police, just before 6 a.m. Nguyen saw people “tampering with his vehicle” and went outside to confront them.
We are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect vehicle from the homicide that occurred on Glen Keats Ct on March 5th.
Although this incident is not being investigated as a hate crime, the victim is a Vietnamese male.
Cash reward for info leading to an arrest pic.twitter.com/lysoB0AI55
— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 11, 2021
Responding officers arrived to find a mortally wounded Nguyen being tended to by his wife and daughter. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. They would later learn that Nguyen was shot in front of his son who was rushing to his aid.
The getaway car was described as a light blue or silver four-door BMW sedan with some damage on its left-rear tail-light, both driver-side windows and the windshield. Police said they’re seeking at least two suspects.
Police added that there was no immediate indication that Nguyen was attacked because of anti-Asian animus that has been linked to a growing number of crimes across the country.
Anyone with information about the March 5 shooting can contact the SJPD homicide unit at 408-277-5283 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or at svcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.