MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Mount Dora police released surveillance video Tuesday in the search for the gunman in a convenience store shooting that left a couple dead earlier this month.
Interim Chief Brett Meade said the decision to release the new footage from inside T&N Market was hard because one of the victims is heard in distress but investigators hope someone recognizes the gunman.
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Khiem “Ken” Ba Trinh, 56, and Minh “Tina” Nguyen, 47, were closing T&N Market Dec. 1 when they were shot multiple times by an unknown man. Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene, Trinh died in the hospital three days later. The two co-owned the store and had two sons together, age 12 and 18.
Mount Dora police released new footage Tuesday revealing a person inside the convenience store moments before the deadly shooting wearing all black and pointing a gun. The person’s face was also covered.
Meade said the department received permission from the couple’s family before releasing the video to the public in hopes the video “generates the last piece of the puzzle” to solving the double homicide.
In the video, one can clearly see the gunman’s walk, his mannerisms and hear his voice.
“There is someone in this community that’s going to recognize this individuals voice,” the interim chief said, adding it’s hard to listen to the video because Nguyen’s voice is also heard and know “in a couple seconds her life is mercilessly ended.”
Meade believes someone in the community will recognize the gunman and help solve this crime. He asked anyone with information to come forward and think of Nguyen and Trinh’s sons.
“Their mother and father are never coming back,” Meade said, adding the boys are holding up as best as they can considering the tragedy.
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Though authorities have not identified the gunman, they had made an arrest in the case.
On Dec. 4, police arrested 42-year-old Undrea Dixon after officers said she walked into the business after the couple had been shot and did not help.
Dixon was connected to the case after she was seen in surveillance video recorded from outside of the store one minute after the shooting had occurred. According to investigators, she initially told authorities “she saw nothing.” Investigators later learned that Dixon saw both victims, heard them in distress but left. She is facing a charge of providing false information to law enforcement.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Mount Dora police or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a $10,000 reward.
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.
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.”
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.