Thanh "Tony" Pham
Thanh “Tony” Pham. Photo courtesy of San Diego Police

A fugitive suspected of fatally shooting a woman and wounding a man during a Veterans Day argument in the El Cerrito area killed himself Sunday in Texas when authorities tried to arrest him, San Diego police announced Monday.

Thanh “Tony” Pham, 34, committed suicide in a Houston hotel on Sunday after deputies tracked him down and ordered him to surrender, according to police.

Late last Tuesday afternoon, Pham allegedly opened fire on two people during a quarrel in a residential driveway in the 4200 block of 54th Place in San Diego, then fled in a dark-colored sedan, San Diego Police Lt. Mike Hastings said.

Patrol officers arrived to find 42-year-old Thuy Nguyen and a 36-year- old man suffering from gunshot wounds to their chests. Medics took them to a hospital, where Nguyen was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The other victim, whose name has not been released, was expected to survive.

Police have not disclosed a suspected motive for the shooting.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.