Leesburg Police Release New Photo in Cold Case

Picture shows how suspect might look after 22 years

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013  |  Updated 8:49 PM EDT
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Leesburg Police Release New Photo in Cold Case

Bao Gia Luong

A new push for clues in a 22-year old cold case in Leesburg, Va.

Bao Gia Luong is suspected in the shooting death of a coworker, Ngau Ly, and shooting Ly's brother, Doung Ly.

Witnesses say the brothers and Luong had been involved in arguments that turned physical in the days leading up to the shooting.

On Sept. 26, 1991, Luong walked up to the vehicle occupied by the brothers as they sat outside Barber and Ross at110 Catoctin Circle SE and shot them, witnesses say. Ngau Ly died instantly.  Doung Ly escaped the vehicle and tried to run away.  Luong caught up with him but ran out of ammunition.

Luong fled the scene in his gold 1986 Pontiac  STE.  That vehicle was recovered several days later in Lower Paxton Township, Pa. Luong has not been seen since.

Authorities say Luong has relatives in Silver Spring, Md.; Harrisburg, Pa.; San Jose, Ca., and Toronto, Canada.

Luong was 33 at the time of the shooting. Leesburg police released a picture of him from that time, and one with age progression that shows how he might look today, at age 55. 

Luong is a trained carpenter and may still be working in that field.

Police hope someone might recognize him and help them crack this cold case.

Any information can be give to Leesburg Detective Chris Vogel at 703-771-4524 or at cvogel@leesburgva.gov.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at (703) 443-TIPS or use TIPSUBMIT from a smart phone or a computer. Links to TIPSUBMIT can be found on the police department’s website at www.leesburgva.gov/police.

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