U.S. Marshals in Alabama today arrested Qinxuan Pan for the murder of Kevin Jiang near the Yale campus three months ago, reports ABC News.
Pan had evaded authorities for three months since the February 6 killing.
“Once we received information that Pan was in Montgomery, a plan was developed and executed,” Jesse Seroyer Jr., U.S. marshal for the Middle District of Alabama, said in a statement to CBS News. “This is another example of hard work by federal and state partners to arrest violent fugitives.”
Authorities found Jiang, a student at Yale, dead from gunshot wounds outside his car. Described as deeply religious, he volunteered many hours at his church.
“We are grateful for the diligent efforts of law enforcement and for the arrest of the suspect. We continue to pray that the truth would be revealed, that justice would be done, and that God would bring healing and comfort to Kevin’s family and loved ones,” Pastors Matt Coburn, Greg Hendrickson and Nick Lauer said in a statement from Trinity Baptist, Jiang’s church, according to the New Hampshire Register.
Police had not yet released a motive for the killing. Some have speculated this was a road rage incident. Others say Pan may have been jealous of Jiang’s relationship with his fiance, Zion Perry, who he proposed to just one week earlier. Pan is a former classmate of Perry at MIT, but its unclear if they knew each other.
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