POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2006 Fatal Shooting

February 23, 2016 - A suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 11900 Bellaire Boulevard about 8:55 p.m. on December 13, 2006 has been arrested.

The suspect, Happy Tran Pham (A/m, 30), is charged with murder in the 184th State District Court. 

Pham is accused in the killing of Pierre Mai, 29, who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer B. Nabors reported:

Mr. Mai was dining at the Cajun Kitchen restaurant with friends at the above address when an unknown male entered the restaurant, pulled out a weapon and shot him. As the suspect fled the restaurant, an employee retrieved a pistol and followed him on foot. The suspect pointed his weapon at the employee, who then shot at the suspect numerous times as he fled on foot.

Additional investigation led to Happy Pham being identified as the suspect in this case and he was charged with murder two days after the crime.  On Monday (Feb. 22), members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offender's Task Force located Pham at a residence in Houston and took him into custody without incident.

Happy Tran Pham
suspect Happy Tran Pham
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