Photo: Brown, Guy and Walker
The three male suspects involved in the attempted robbery have been identified as 19-year-old Gregory Anthony Walker from Los Angeles, 20-year-old Giovanni Solomon Guy from Los Angeles, and 19-year-old Brad Maurice Brown Jr. from Hawthorne.
On the morning of May 8, 2019, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives were in the course of “conducting surveillance on a vehicle and individuals who were suspected of being involved in robberies,” according to the brief released by the Garden Grove Police Department. The suspects were in the parking lot of the Garden Grove Plaza, located near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Westminster Boulevard.
Suspects Walker and Guy exited the vehicle and approached a woman, identified as Nga Nguyen, with the intent to steal her purse. According to prosecutors, Walker assaulted Nguyen as he tried to remove the purse that was wrapped around her wrist. He dragged her behind him as he ran back to the vehicle. Guy then jumped into the the driver’s seat and ran over her with the vehicle.
The suspects then fled the scene and drove toward the 22 freeway on Brookhurst Street, leaving Nguyen in the parking lot. LASD called in the Garden Grove Police Department for assistance. Nguyen received first aid from paramedics and was subsequently transported to a local trauma center, where she later died as a result of her injuries.
The suspects continued on to the 22 freeway. “LASD detectives and a sheriff helicopter followed it back into Los Angeles County. The suspects abandoned their vehicle in the area of the 110 freeway and Century Blvd,” the release stated. Not longer afterwards, police caught the suspects and transported them to the Garden Grove Police Department for questioning.
Walker and Guy both face a first degree murder charge, which would result in a minimum of life in prison if they are convicted. Brown, whose actions have not been directly connected to Nguyen’s murder, faces only a felony robbery charge.
The Garden Grove Police Department is encouraging anyone with information in this ongoing investigation to please contact the GGPD Crimes Against Persons unit at 714-741-5839.