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One Man Charged in Restaurant Shooting; Police Seek Second Suspect

Posted February 10, 1996

— February 11, 1996, 10:50 p.m. EST

Raleigh police arrested one man Sunday and are searching for a second after a fatal shooting outside a Vietnamese restaurant.

Twenty-two-year-old Trieu Do of Raleigh was shot in the head as he left Saigon Restaurant and Cafe in Brentwood Square Shopping Center.Police say they are looking for another man they say got into an argument with Do inside the restaurant before he died. The man is still at large.

Police arrested 22-year-old Toai Tan Nguyen and charged him with being an accessory after the fact.

Although two shots were fired, only one hit Do. He died at Wake Medical Center.

Police want to question Phu Tan Nguyen of Sierra Drive in Raleigh.

Witnesses told police that the gunman drove off in a black Honda, accompanied by several other men.

Do, who worked at Siemans in Wendell, had moved to Raleigh five years ago with his mother, brother and sister, and lived on Navaho Drive.

Just prior to the shooting, Do and Nguyen had been part of a group sharing a table in the Saigon Restaurant.


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