Tuyet Thi Huynh, a 38-year-old woman from Garden Grove, died Sunday morning after being dragged by a car late Saturday night, said Westminster police officer Van Woodson.
At about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Huynh was talking to Christopher Yu
, an 18-year-old man from Fountain Valley, and Lynn Quach
, a 19-year-old woman from Garden Grove. Yu and Quach were seated in a car at Russell Paris Park. The passenger grabbed Huynh's purse as the driver sped away
. Woodson said he did not know which person was driving the car.
Huynh refused to let go of her purse and was dragged several blocks
. Near Palos Verdes Avenue and Fox Hills in Westminster, one of the suspects shot Huynh
. Woodson did not know where she was shot or who shot her. She fell from the suspects' car to the pavement.
Huynh's boyfriend witnessed the incident and drove after the suspects. The suspects shot at the boyfriend as he pursued them. A deputy from the Orange County Sheriff's Department saw the two speeding cars and stopped the drivers. After the boyfriend explained the situation, the deputy detained the suspects for questioning.
Quach and Yu are being held on charges of murder and attempted murder.