Yale grad student shot to death a week after getting engaged, suspect at large: Police

Police are searching for the suspect of a fatal shooting that took the life of a Yale graduate student.

According to the New Haven Independent, 26-year-old Kevin Jiang was fatally shot in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday night. Emergency responders reportedly found him lying in the road near his Prius, and were unable to revive him.

Witnesses reportedly told police they heard up to seven shots. As Jiang’s vehicle had rear damage, investigators are looking into the possibility that a car collision preceded the fatal shooting.

According to the report, Jiang became engaged to his girlfriend just a week before his death. He was a graduate student at Yale’s School of the Environment, and his fiancee is also a graduate student in another program at Yale.

New Haven police do not yet have any suspects in custody, but reportedly have a description of a vehicle that may have been involved in the shooting. Police are expected to hold a press conference early Monday with more details.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304.

This is a developing story.

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