Connecticut police have named an MIT graduate as a person of interest in the shooting death of Yale graduate student Kevin Jiang Saturday night, Fox 61 reports.
New Haven Police said they were looking for Quinxuan Pan, 29, for questioning and asked anyone who sees him to call police, adding that he should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said they believe Pan is not in Connecticut but did not provide any further details.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jiang, 26, was fatally shot in the New Haven’s East Rock neighborhood. 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.
Pan is wanted for a stolen vehicle from MA. He is believed to have left the state. New Haven PD confirms that North Haven PD came in contact with Pan at one point during the investigation. pic.twitter.com/SHNp5JlJHd
— Dave Puglisi (@DavePuglisiTV) February 10, 2021
Jiang, a graduate student at Yale’s School of the Environment, became engaged to his girlfriend just a week before his death. His fiancee is a graduate student in another program at Yale.
Fox61 also reported that Pan is wanted in connection with a stolen car and that both North Haven and New Haven police have visited an Arby’s restaurant and a metal recycling center, both in North Haven, in connection with Jiang’s murder.
New Haven police believe Jiang was targeted, but they have held back details on why they think that’s true. They’ve also not said what type of connection Pan may have had with Jiang.
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