San Jose Police Department Press Release 1/27/14
The San Jose Police Department has arrested two suspects in the January 26, 2014 murder of Richard Phan that occurred on the 3400 block of Suncrest Avenue in San Jose. On January 26, 2014 at approximately 1:24 A.M., the San Jose Police Department’s 9-1-1 communications center received a report of a person stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, later identified as Richard Phan, suffering from at least one stab wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation into the murder revealed that the victim was at the home of a friend celebrating a birthday on Suncrest Avenue. At some point, a fight broke out and the victim was stabbed. The suspects turned on the victim and stabbed him at least one time. The suspects fled the scene and were not located that day. The victim was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Homicide detectives arrived on scene and took over the investigation. Thorough investigations lead to the identification and the arrest of twin brothers who were invited to the birthday celebration by a guest of the host.
On January 27, 2014, the San Jose Police Department’s METRO and Gang Suppression Units located and arrested twin brothers Anh and Duc Tong in San Jose without incident. The suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for homicide.