Man in Valentine's Day SJ Murder-Suicide Identified

Police said shootings appear to be a murder suicide

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:38 AM PDT
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Early indications show the shootings were a case of murder suicide.

Early indications show the shootings were a case of murder suicide.

A man suspected of shooting his former girlfriend and then killing  himself at their East San Jose home on Valentine's Day has been identified by  police as Anh V. Pham.

Pham, 29, shot the woman and himself Thursday while they were  upstairs in the two-story home in the 1800 block of Bermuda Way where they  lived as tenants, police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

The woman's name has not yet been released.

The two had met about seven months ago and later began dating.  Their romantic relationship lasted roughly five months and ended about a  month ago, Dwyer said.
"They were involved at a certain point in the past," Dwyer said.
After the two split up, "they remained living under the same roof  but in separate rooms," Dwyer said.

On the afternoon of Valentine's Day, Pham allegedly shot his  ex-girlfriend with a handgun then turned the gun on himself, Dwyer said.

Police responded to the home, located across the street from  William C. Overfelt High School, at about 4:30 p.m. after another adult who  lives at the home went upstairs and found the two bodies.

The deaths remain under investigation but investigators may never  know what sparked the shootings, Dwyer said.

"There are only two people who know, and both are dead," Dwyer  said.
 

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