CRIME

San Jose officer raises money for wife, 2 sons of man killed in road rage shooting

After 17 years on the force, San Jose Police officer Huan Ngyuen had learned not to get emotionally involved in his work. But one got through.

On May 6, a road rage slaying in his Little Saigon neighborhood took the life of a Vietnamese immigrant like himself. It happened on the streets where Ngyuen grew up and where he now patrols.

The victim was a hardworking 37-year-old bus driver who left behind a widow and two young children, one with severe autism who will need a lifetime of care.

Nguyen says the crime hit a soft spot. While searching for suspects, he and his colleagues launched a fundraiser. Now, less than three weeks after the shooting, they've raised close to $100,000.

Widow Dieu Huynh says she's very thankful and very surprised.