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Drivers killed in bizarre murder-suicide

August 14, 2009 7:53:55 AM PDT
A driver killed another driver after a confrontation, then killed himself in Valinda on Thursday.It's a bizarre murder-suicide story because the two men did not know each other.

Two memorials were set up for each of the men on Friday. This crime has shattered two families, along with their neighborhood.

David Sua was murdered in front of his family.

"The sad thing about it is that it was done in front of his kids and his wife. There is no excuse for that," said the victim's cousin Michael Bustamante.

Investigators believe that the Sua and his family were driving home when the suspect George Zavala threw a beer can at his car. Both cars stopped and both drivers got out of their vehicles. The two argued before Zavala allegedly shot Sua and then himself. The incident took place at Rimgrove Avenue and Sam Gerry Drive at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

"I spoke to him on Tuesday. His birthday just passed. That was the last time I spoke to him," said the victim's sister Anna Zavala.

Zavala's friends say that he had been drinking, but there was no sign he was planning anything like this.

"I just dropped him off at his friend's house, actually his house, and I told him to kick back and relax," said the suspect's friend. "After that I heard these phone calls and I came right back here and the cops were all saying that there was a one-on-one shooting. Then I realized that it was different. He committed suicide."

A lot of questions will now go unanswered. That makes it harder for both families as they try to come to grips with this bizarre and tragic crime.

If you would like to contribute to the David Sua Fund you can do so through the West Covina Bruins at P.O. Box 1383, West Covina, CA 91790.

Eyewitness News Reporters John Gregory and Jovana Lara contributed to this report.

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