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Man Arrested In July 2012 Shooting Of Estranged Wife In Ellicott City Salon

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ)—Howard County Police have arrested a man who has been wanted since July 2012 for shooting his estranged girlfriend and her friend in a nail salon in Ellicott City.

Tuan Minh Pham, 35, of Beltsville, turned himself in Friday after an 8-month search by law enforcement.

Pham has been charged with two counts of first- and second degree attempted murder, two counts of first- and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and multiple gun charges.

Investigators report that Pham visited the workplace of his estranged girlfriend, Lan Phan, 34, with whom he has two children, around 7 p.m. on July 14.

Detectives believe as Pham approached the Nail and Hair Care Spa in the 5700-block of Richards Valley Road, he saw Phuong Thanh Do, 40, a friend of Phan’s, waiting outside to pick her up from work.

Pham approached Do, and the two engaged in a physical confrontation. Investigators believe Pham shot Do multiple times and then pursued him as Do ran into the nail salon. Pham entered the nail salon, located Phan, and shot her.

Both Do and Phan were taken to Shock Trauma in critical condition. Both survived the incident and were later released.

Pham turned himself in at police headquarters in Ellicott City Friday morning. Police are continuing to investigate details about Pham’s whereabouts over the last eight months.

Pham’s bond status has not yet been determined.

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