The Roseville Police Department said today it is continuing to investigate Thursday afternoon's murder-suicide near the loading dock of CPI Card Group, a business located in a multi-tenant building at 1975 West County Road B2 in Roseville.
In a press statement today (Friday), Roseville police said their preliminary investigation indicates 44-year old Cheng Vang and his 37-year old wife, Yong Vang. both from Roseville, traveled to CPI Card Group to meet with 33-year old Joseph Yang from Brooklyn Park.
Here is the rest of the story from Roseville Police:
"It is the department’s understanding this meeting was prearranged but the details of the meeting are still under investigation."
The department continued, "Imaging from nearby surveillance cameras indicate the Vangs arrived and parked their Toyota FJ Cruiser on the east side CPI Card Group loading docks with Yang arriving moments later in his Audi and parking parallel to the Vangs’ Toyota.
"With the surveillance camera triggered to record only large object movements such as motor vehicles and trucks, the image stopped shortly after both Cheng Vang and Joseph Yang exited their respective autos and met.
"Investigators have been able to determine Joseph Yang was in possession of a pen and paper documents when Cheng Vang shot Yang multiple times with a semi-automatic pistol. Vang then turned the pistol on himself.
Upon seeing the fatal shootings, Yong Vang went to the aid of her husband. Moments later Roseville police officers arrived on scene and took Yong Vang into police custody.
Crime scene investigators recovered a pistol near the body of Cheng. Investigators determined earlier today the pistol was legally purchased by Cheng in May 2013."
Roseville Patch will update this story as further information becomes available.
For background on the incident and to see videos of Roseville Police's press briefing with reporters, click on to this Roseville Patch report.