Man wanted in SE Portland double murder is shot, killed by officers in Texas
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man wanted for killing two people and critically wounding another in Southeast Portland was shot and killed Tuesday night during an officer-involved shooting in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Texas, according to law enforcement sources.
Colby Robinson, 26, was wanted on two counts of aggravated murder in connection with the shooting of 33-year-old Gary (Dat) Pham and 41-year-old Susie (Sut-Leng) Chang. Police said they were shot and killed "execution-style" last Friday at a home on SE 83rd Avenue and Division in Portland.
Chang's husband and Pham's brother, 35-year-old Andrew Toan Pham, was also shot and remains in the hospital with critical injuries. Susie Chang's 13-week-old daughter was at the home during the shooting. She was not injured.
Police said Robinson, who was from the Dallas area, evaded arrest Tuesday morning in DeSoto.
The details of what led up to the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in DeSoto were not immediately known.
The ABC News affiliate in Dallas is reporting a 7-Eleven clerk recognized Robinson, followed him out to his vehicle, wrote down the license place, and then called police.
Officers chased Robinson's vehicle to the intersection of Camp Wisdom Road and I-35 north of DeSoto, where he got out and ran. Police shot Robinson when he confronted one of the officers, according to law enforcement in DeSoto.
Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman, unrelated to the incident, was also injured by the gunfire while sitting in her car. The woman was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, DeSoto Police said.
Court documents show Robinson was no stranger to Dallas police. He was arrested in 2013 for evading police after he got out of a wrecked car with an AK-47 and ran off. He's also been arrested on drug-related charges.
On Your Side Investigator Hillary Lake spoke to Robinson's grandfather in Texas Tuesday afternoon. He said his grandson went to jail at age 16 and served about three years. He couldn't remember why his grandson had been arrested. He said he didn't know his Robinson had been in Oregon, or that the police were looking for him. He said he hadn't talked to his grandson in over a year.
Portland Police detectives have not determined whether the Pham family's involvement in the medical marijuana industry played a role in the shootings.