Woman discovered Mount Dora shooting victims, left without calling 911, police say

Police: Suspect saw victims in distress and lied to police about it

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – A woman was arrested Friday after Mount Dora police say she walked into a local business where a couple had just been shot and did not help. The victims both died of their injuries.

Khiem Ba Trinh (Ken), 56, and Minh Nguyen (Tina), 47, were closing T&N Market on Monday night when they were shot multiple times. Police said the couple co-owned the store together.

Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene and Trinh was airlifted to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford where he died Thursday. The case is now a double homicide.

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The Mount Dora Police Department said in a news released Friday that Undrea Dixon, 42, told law enforcement when she entered the T&N store Monday right after the shooting and said she “saw nothing,” but investigators later learned that Dixon saw both victims, heard them in distress but left and went home. Police said she did not try to help them or call for help.

Dixon later told police she looked over the counter and saw Trinh and heard him moaning.

Investigators said Dixon was recorded on surveillance video entering and leaving the store 1 minute after the shooting.

Dixon returned to the store the night of the incident and was recognized by police. She provided a sworn statement that she didn’t see anything, according to police.

She is charged with providing false information to law enforcement. Dixon was arrested Friday and booked into the Lake County Jail.

Mount Dora Interim Police Chief Brett Meade said investigators continue to search for the shooter and are closer to solving the crime.

Anyone who would like to donate to the victims’ family can do so via one of two options.

Community members who have organized the fund said, “Please help if you can. No amount is too small. The children of Ken and Tina need our support. They have lost both of their parents.”

The group said 100% of every dollar donated will help the family and no fees will be taken out.

Option 1

Go to the Mount Dora Community Trust site under the “Give” page, click “My Donation Is For *” in the dropdown menu and select “T and N Memorial Fund.”

Option 2

Go to MDCT or mail to:

821 N. Donnelly St.

Mount Dora, FL 32757

Each donation needs to be earmarked for the T and N Memorial Fund. Checks made to Mount Dora Community Trust should include the memo: T and N Memorial Fund.

All donations will be considered a tax free charitable donation.

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