Newly engaged Yale grad student’s funeral proceeds as U.S. Marshals increase reward, manhunt for person of interest leads to Georgia

U.S. Marshals are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads them to a person of interest in the February 6 fatal shooting of a Connecticut man.

Massachusetts man Qinxuan Pan, 29, has been named a person of interest in the death of Yale University graduate student Kevin Jiang, 26. Jiang was shot multiple times in New Haven, Connecticut, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to WVIT.

Pan is wanted on charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and interstate theft of a vehicle. He is not officially suspected in Jiang’s shooting death.

Police reportedly believe Jiang’s slaying was targeted. While police have not said whether Jiang and Pan knew each other, reports indicated Jiang’s fiancée attended MIT, where Pan is an artificial intelligence researcher.

Jiang’s fiancée graduated from MIT last year. She and Jiang became engaged days before his murder.

The New Haven Register reported that Jiang’s funeral was held on Saturday.

The news outlet reported that Pan was last seen in Georgia, though it is unclear how he made it there.

U.S. Marshals said Pan previously visited car dealerships looking to buy a small SUV. He asked to test drive the cars and to bring them to his mechanic for inspection, WVIT reported.

Anyone who has had contact with Pan in recent months is asked to call New Haven police at 203-945-6304 or their anonymous tip line at 866-888-8477.

Anyone with information regarding Pan’s whereabouts should call U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332.

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