A mother and daughter were found dead in their Buford home by Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies after conducting a welfare check on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
According to authorities, a man believed to be the suspect in the double murder was shot and killed in a confrontation with deputies.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home in the 3200 block of Long Creek Drive in Buford after receiving a welfare check and possible missing persons notice. When Hall County deputies arrived at the residence and attempted to execute the search warrant, they were confronted by a man brandishing a knife.
“The man made aggressive movements toward the deputies with a knife,” said B.J. Williams, a public information officer with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. “As a result, the man was shot and killed by deputies.”
The bodies of Kim Nguyen, 42, and her daughter, Lam-Anh Tran, 18, were found once deputies were able to gain access to the inside of the home.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Investigators with both the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation remained at the scene until early Wednesday morning. The investigation into the murder of the mother and daughter is being conducted by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. The GBI is handling the officer-involved shooting investigation. Any officer-involved shooting in the state of Georgia is investigated by the GBI.
The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time.
FEATURED PHOTO: An aerial view of the double murder and officer-involved shooting crime scene located in the 3200 block of Long Creek Drive in Buford. Photo courtesy of Hall County Sheriff’s Office.