Irving, Texas. February 4, 2013 –
The Irving Police Department is currently investigating what appears to be a murder/suicide that occurred yesterday, Feb 3. At approximately 12:49 p.m., the Irving Police Department responded to 1800 Jordan Court for a report of a suspicious circumstance. A resident reported that a neighbor had asked him to watch his five-year-old child, left the child with him and then walked back home. The resident became concerned and called police.
Officers attempted to contact the neighbor but there was no answer at the front door. Officers went to the back of the house and were able to look through a window and see a male lying on the floor suffering from an injury. Officers made entry into the house in order to assist the male who was suffering from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. A protective sweep of the house revealed a deceased female with multiple gunshot wounds. The male was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Based on the initial investigation, this appears to be a murder/suicide. There is nothing to indicate otherwise at this time. A note was left by the male and family members were aware of ongoing marital problems. The fiveyear-old child was released into the custody of CPS. Next of kin has been notified but live out of state.
The investigation is in its early stages; therefore, details are limited.
The male has been identified as 44-year-old Luke Sy Dinh of Irving. The female has been identified as 27-year-old Ha Thi Nguyen of Irving. The name of the five-year-old is not being released. The victim and murderer are of Vietnamese descent.
Jordan Court is south of Highway 183 between Britain Rd and Nursery Rd. The street is new with houses built in 2011. Value of homes on that street average $140,000.
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