Man shot and killed while confronting possible car burglars outside his San Jose home

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Police said they are not investigating this as a hate crime incident.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of a man in San Jose.

According to police, 55-year-old Thu Nguyen was shot and killed in the early morning hours on March 5 on Glen Keats Ct and Glen Ferguson Circle.

Responding officers found Nguyen suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

Police said a preliminary investigation has revealed that Nguyen saw the suspects tampering with his car and went outside to confront those involved.

That’s when one of the suspects shot Nguyen in front of his son, who was coming to help him, police said.

According to authorities, there were at least two suspects involved, at least one of them being a man.

Officers need tips to identify a vehicle caught on camera. It appears to be a silver sedan.

Officials said there is no information to believe this homicide was racially motivated.

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Miri or Detective Rickas with the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867.

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