Mom, daughter found murdered in Buford, suspected killer shot dead by deputies

A mother and daughter were found murdered Tuesday at a home on Long Creek Drive in Buford.
A mother and daughter were found murdered Tuesday at a home on Long Creek Drive in Buford.(Hall County Sheriff’s Office)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:58 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 11:43 AM EDT
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BUFORD, Ga. (CBS46) - A mother and daughter were found murdered Tuesday in Buford.

It happened at a home in the 3200 block of Long Creek Drive.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office says the suspected killer was shot and killed during a confrontation with deputies around 11 p.m.

HCSO investigators said the incident unfolded as a welfare check and possible missing persons case at the home of Kim Nguyen, 42, and her daughter Lam-Anh Tran, 18. When they were unable to contact anyone at the home, a concerned relative went to the home attempting to locate his family members.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thang Duc Doan, 51, of Buford, was at the home and told the relative that the family members were not there. Doan had what appeared to be blood on his clothing.

The relative gave this information to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, who then secured a search warrant for the home. As deputies were attempting to execute the search warrant, they came into contact with Doan who made aggressive movements toward the deputies with a knife. As a result, Doan was shot and killed by the deputies. No deputies were injured.

Deputies then entered the home and found the bodies of the two women.

Doan, Nguyen, and Tran are pending an autopsy by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office.

The murder investigation is being handled by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, while the officer-involved shooting investigation is being handled by the GBI.