Police are searching for a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate in connection with the shooting of a Yale University Student.
On February 6, police responded to reports of multiple gunshots at 20:30, where they found a victim suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. Kevin Jiang, former member of the Army National Guard and a Yale student, died near the university’s campus in New Haven before the police arrived. The victim, 26, was studying as a second year masters student at the School of the Environment before his death. Witnesses saw a ‘shiny new black vehicle’ flee the scene shortly after the gunshots.
There is an investigation into whether Jiang was a target or a victim of a road rage incident as he was operating a vehicle at the time.
Police named Qinxuan Pan, 29, a person of interest in the case and are looking to question him. However, according to New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes, Pan is not a suspect in the case at this time; there is no confirmation that Pan is the shooter. Reports on ABC news state that Pan was last seen in North Haven, Connecticut, at a Best Western hotel. Police consider Pan as armed and dangerous. Police issued a warrant for Pan’s arrest for possession of a stolen vehicle as well as for extradition relating to the charge. According to CNN, Pan came into contact with the North Haven Police Department shortly after the killing. Police do not believe Pan is in Connecticut at this time.
The FBI are currently assisting in the investigation. Chief Reyes hopes to bring the person responsible for the death of Jiang to justice soon.