Police Tuesday are expected to present their Chinatown murder case to prosecutors in the knife killing of two victims at a private club in an apparent debt dispute.
One of the victims of the suspect who had demanded money from him at the Chinatown club was publicly identified by the Los Angeles Police Department as Tony Young.
Young was in his 60s and lived in the Montebello area, according to the coroner’s office.
The suspected attacker, 37-year-old Vinh Quok Dao, approached Young about 2:45 p.m. Thursday at the Hop Sing Tong Benevolent Association at 428 Gin Ling Way, near the 900 block of North Broadway, and demanded money from him, police said.
“When Young refused, Dao attacked him with a knife, killing him,” according to an LAPD statement.
Another man — identified as 64-year-old Monterey Park resident Kim Kong Yun — intervened and was also attacked and killed, authorities said.
Dao was quickly identified and arrested in Rosemead about 24 hours after the killings, according to the LAPD.
Dao, a former member of the private club, had recently returned to Los Angeles after several years in the Las Vegas area, police said.
Dao was booked on suspicion of two counts of murder, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez.
Dao is being held on $4 million bail, according to online inmate records.
Detectives plan to present their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
—City News Service