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Mother and daughter found dead in Hall County home

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A mother and her daughter were killed at a home in Hall County. The suspect in the killing was shot and killed by law enforcement.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that the Hall County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check on the afternoon of Aug. 2, at a home on Long Creek Drive. When they were unable to contact anyone at the home, a concerned relative went to the home attempting to locate his family members.


GBI officials say 51-year-old Thang Duc Doan, age 51, of Buford, was at the home and told the relative that the family members were not there. According to the GBI, Doan had what appeared to be blood on his clothing.

The relative gave this information to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, who then secured a search warrant for the home.

At about 11 p.m., Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies entered the home. Once inside, deputies say they encountered Doan wielding a knife.

Doan was shot by law enforcement and died. During a search of the house, deputies found 42-year-old Kim Oanh T. Nguyen and her daughter, 18-year-old Lam-Ahn Tran dead.

Doan, Nguyen, and Tran are pending autopsy by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation and upon completion of the investigation, it will be provided to the Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.

Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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