2 Charged In Slaying Of Camden Man

Posted: March 26, 1997

CAMDEN — Two men - one of whom is still at large - were charged yesterday in the slaying of a 47-year-old East Camden man shot in the head at home during an argument Monday, authorities said.

Nhut Thach, of the 3400 of Westfield Avenue, was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, acting Camden County Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon said. His son, Hung Thach, 19, of the same address, was shot in the foot, treated at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, and released.

One man charged is Hieu Thack, 19, of the 3300 block of Pelham Place. Believed by authorities to have been the shooter, he remains at large.

Also charged is Sica Lam, 19, of the 3200 block of Pelham Place. He was being held without bail at the Camden County Jail and was expected to be arraigned today in Camden County Superior Court.

Solomon said Thack and Lam showed up at the Thach home Monday night, apparently to renew a dispute they had a few weeks ago with Thach's teenage son.

Authorities believe Hung Thach was in the yard, getting his 10-year-old brother inside the house, as the father tried to get Thack and Lam to leave. Solomon said Thack fired the shots that killed the father and wounded the son.

After the shooting, Lam and Thack fled in a car. Police located the car and charged the suspects.

Solomon said authorities did not know what caused the initial dispute.

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