Garden Grove murder suspects
The suspects (right) and their getaway vehicle, an SUV that appears to be a Nissan Xterra with a roof rack. Photo: Garden Grove Police Department

Police Tuesday released images of a vehicle and two suspects involved in the killing of a 35-year-old man who was gunned down after using an ATM in Garden Grove.

Minh Le Anh Pham worked at a business within walking distance of the automated teller machine at the Bank of America branch at 13952 Brookhurst St. where he went to withdraw cash just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 6, said Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney.

Pham had recently moved to Garden Grove from Arizona, Whitney said.

Police estimate there may have been up to 100 people in and around the bank branch when the shooting occurred, Whitney said.

Surveillance video indicates that Pham “seemed happy making his bank transaction,” before he was confronted by two suspects, Whitney said.

“He’s up there doing his business and 60 seconds later he’s confronted by these two criminals, thugs,” Whitney said.

Witnesses said there did not appear to be any physical altercation with the two suspects. They recalled hearing the three exchange words, and then shots rang out, Whitney said.

The suspects (right) and their getaway vehicle, an SUV that appears to be a Nissan Xterra with a roof rack. Photo: Garden Grove Police Department

It appeared from surveillance video that the suspects were driving around the bank’s parking lot in a silver SUV with a roof rack, waiting for a potential victim, Whitney said.

The SUV appears to be a Nissan Xterra with a black hood, he said, adding that the black hood could be an after-market addition or may have been painted as the result of recent body work.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, the suspects or the crime was urged to call Garden Grove police homicide detectives at (714) 741-5422.

–City News Service

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