A Howard County jury convicted a Laurel man Thursday of shooting two people at a Shipley's Grant nail salon last year.
The jury deliberated for about 7 and a half hours over two days before finding Tuan Minh Pham, 36, guilty of attempted murder for shooting and critically injuring his former girlfriend and another man in July of 2012, according to Wayne Kirwan, spokesperson for the Howard County state's attorney's office.
Pham's former girlfriend, Lan Hoang Mai Phan, and the other man, Phuong Thanh Do, were both taken take to Shock Trauma in critical condition after the shooting, but later released. Do is the brother of a man that Phan was in a relationship with at the time of the shooting.
Phan testified at the trial that during her relationship with Pham he would disappear for weeks at a time; one time traveling to Vietnam where he impregnated and married another woman, according to Kirwan. Together, the former couple are the parents of two daughters.
At the time of the shooting, police said Pham showed up to the nail salon, shot Do four times outside the salon, then entered and shot Phan once in her shoulder. Phan had a protective order against her former boyfriend at the time.
The jury convicted Pham of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, two counts of using a handgun in a crime of violence, one count of reckless endangerment, two counts of violating a protective order, and one count of illegal possession of a regulated firearm.
After the shooting, Pham eluded police for eight months before turning himself into police headquarters in Ellicott City on March 15, 2013.
Kirwan reported that when the verdict was read Pham showed no emotion and his wife, who was sitting in the courtroom, wept.