Anh V. Pham Identified as Man that Killed His Girlfriend in Murder Suicide on Valentines Day in San Jose
Published by Junior Staff Writer on February 19, 2013
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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