A fugitive who is accused of killing a 26-year-old Yale graduate student that has been on the run for months has been captured. According to Eyewitness 3 News, 29-year-old Qinxuan Pan was arrested on Friday in Montgomery, Alabama by the U.S. Marshals. He is accused of shooting to death Kevin Jiang in New Haven, Connecticut on February 6th, 2021.
“I am extremely proud of the cooperation and efforts of the U.S. Marshals, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and our state and local partners in apprehending Pan,” U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama Jesse Seroyer Jr said. “Once we received information that Pan was in Montgomery, a plan was developed and executed. This is another example of hard work by federal and state partners to arrest violent fugitives.”
Around 8:30 pm on February 6th, emergency dispatch received multiple calls of gunshots and a person shot in the East Rock neighborhood. First responders arrived at the scene of the crime and found Jiang lying on the street near his Toyota Prius with multiple gunshot wounds. They tried to revive him but were unable to.
Kevin Jiang was attending Yale’s School of the Environment. He was also a member of the Army National Guard and a military veteran. Prior to this, he was a tank operator in the Army.
Qinxuan Pan was born in Shanghai, China but immigrated to the US and became a citizen. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was living in Malden.
According to authorities, Pan allegedly stole an unmarked car from a dealership in Massachusetts on the day of the shooting before driving to Connecticut. He was initially a “person of interest” but police turned that into a murder charge and secured an arrest warrant.