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Holland double homicide suspect dead

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- After a standoff with police, the suspect in a double murder in Holland is dead. It all began Monday night at an apartment complex on Stratford way.
Police say the suspect, 51 year-old Bounthavee Nerasin, knew and targeted his victims.  Then, hours after their deaths he took his own life.


Investigators found the suspect's vehicle, a gold 1997 Lexus, in the parking lot of a Laotian Temple on 112th Avenue near New Holland.  A deputy passing by on 112th Avenue noticed the vehicle at just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

He alerted other police who then responded with tactical gear and an armored vehicle. 

"It was noted the suspect had a single gunshot wound to the chest, so medical resuscitation was attempted for a period of time and ultimately he was pronounced dead here at the scene," says Captain Mark Bennett with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

Police identified that suspect Nerasin. Investigators say he opened fire on a man and woman at an apartment on Stratford Way on Monday night. 

Investigators have not yet released a motive, but say Nerasin knew the victims. 

"The suspect came into the residence specifically targeting those two individuals," says Captain Jack Dykstra with the Holland Department of Public Safety.

Mani Khounvongsa, 37, a mother of three, was shot and killed in the hallway. Gilberto Andrade-Pena, 40, was shot dead trying to escape through the sliding door.

Back on scene of the apparent suicide, there was a sense of relief. 

"We're glad to say we don't have to worry about any further violence from this individual," says Captain Dykstra. 

Investigators recovered a handgun from the scene.  

They're looking into the possibility that Nerasin fired the fatal shot at himself while police were on scene. 

Police are not releasing details yet about the nature of the relationships for everyone involved. Investigators don't believe anyone else is involved in the case, but they want to make sure of that before releasing further information.