A Fort Wayne Police officer located a "suspicious" vehicle behind a building and discovered it was registered under Nguyen’s name. When the officer tried to perform a traffic stop, the Honda Odyssey sped away. The driver reportedly jumped out of the van and the person in the passenger seat moved to the driver’s side.
A few weeks before he was killed, Nguyen allegedly offered Cramer a ride and asked Cramer to perform sexual acts on him. On April 23, Nguyen reportedly told Cramer he wanted Cramer’s juvenile niece and nephew to join them for sexual acts. Cramer choked Nguyen and "exploded on him."