Who is Qinxuan Pan? MIT graduate suspected of killing Yale student Kevin Jiang put on Interpol 'red notice'
Kevin Jiang, 26, was shot and killed while driving in New Haven, Connecticut, on February 6
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Yale University graduate Kevin Jiang, 26, was shot and killed while driving in New Haven on February 6, 2021. Authorities at the time had said that the shooter had targeted Jiang and they were looking into whether he might have been involved in a car accident prior to the shooting, according to Chicago Sun-Times.
Qinxuan Pan, 29, was identified by the police as a person of interest in Jiang's death. Through a Facebook statement, the police authorities asked for the public's help to gain information about Pan while also alerting everyone that he could be "armed and dangerous." Pan is now a suspect in this case and officials say he will be charged with murder and second-degree larceny when tracked down. As of the early hours of Thursday, Qinxuan Pan has an international arrest warrant to his name, secured by US Marshals.
Who is Qinxuan Pan?
According to the US Marshals' Interpol 'Red Notice' Qinxuan is a 29-year-old man who was born in Shanghai, China. The US national's characteristics may include a mustache, and he has a mole or birthmark on the left side of his chin. Pan is described as a male standing 5'8' tall, weighing 77 kilograms/170 pounds. He is said to have black hair, his eye color is brown and he needs corrective lenses and might be spotted wearing glasses. Pan was last seen in Georgia less than a week after Jiang's death.
Pan, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was spotted in the morning on February 11 driving with family members in Brookhaven or Duluth, Georgia. According to his family, Pan was carrying a black backpack and acting strange. According to the New York Times, Pan had been charged in February with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and interstate theft of a vehicle in connection with the killing of Jiang.
Pan's victim, Jiang, studied in Yale's School of Environment, was a U.S. Army veteran and a National Guard reservist. He was laid to rest in February at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. A week before his death, Jiang proposed to his girlfriend. “Today, we laid to rest and mourn for 2nd Lt. Kevin Jiang at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Jiang was a member of the 118th MFMB. Please take a moment to remember 2nd Lt. Jiang and keep his family, friends, and those affected by his death in your thoughts,” said a tweet from the National Guard.
Today, we laid to rest and mourn for 2nd Lt. Kevin Jiang at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Jiang was a member of the 118th MFMB.— CT National Guard (@CTNationalGuard) February 16, 2021
Please take a moment to remember 2nd Lt. Jiang and keep his family, friends, and those affected by his death in your thoughts. pic.twitter.com/PKNU9Ew2xa
"We have developed information suggesting that this incident may not have been an actual random act that he in fact was targeted," New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes had said at the time of the incident. The US Marshals had offered a cash award of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Pan at the time.