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Man Indicted in Ellicott City Salon Shooting

The Beltsville man faces attempted murder, assault and gun charges.

Man Indicted in Ellicott City Salon Shooting

A grand jury has indicted the man police say shot his estranged girlfriend and another person at an Ellicott City salon, and then evaded authorities for eight months. 

Tuan Minh Pham, of Beltsville, faces attempted first- and second-degree murder, as well as assault and other charges in the July shooting.

According to police, Pham walked up to the Nail & Hair Care Spa at Shipley’s Grant and began an argument with Phoung Thanh Do, a 40-year-old man from Florida. Do was waiting outside for Pham’s “estranged girlfriend," Lan Phan, a nail technician at the spa.

Police said Pham shot Do “multiple times,” then went into the salon and shot Phan.

Phan and Pham have two children together, according to police. Phan, a Silver Spring resident, had a protective order against Pham, but her coworkers said they didn't know she was having any domestic problems.  

Both Do and Phan were treated at the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center. Both survived the incident.

Police searched for Pham for eight months, and worked with America's Most Wanted for its Sept. 28 episode, which featured the fugitive. 

Pham turned himself into Howard County police on March 15. He faces two counts each of attempted first- and second-degree murder; two counts each of first- and second-degree assault; gun charges and charges related to violating a protective order. 

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