Hunt goes international for person wanted in death of Yale student with Chicago ties

Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for Qinxuan Pan, who is wanted for the shooting death of Kevin Jiang.

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Kevin Jiang

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The hunt for a Massachusetts man wanted for the February shooting death of Yale University graduate student Kevin Jiang, a former Chicago resident, has gone international.

Interpol, at the request of U.S. Marshals, issued a “red notice” asking member countries to arrest Qinxuan Pan, 29, on charges of murder and larceny.

Pan, a U.S. citizen who was born in Shanghai, China, was a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After the Feb. 6 shooting, authorities were searching for Pan in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, where he has relatives.

Qinxuan Pan is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Kevin Jiang. 

Qinxuan Pan is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Kevin Jiang.

New Haven Police

Jiang, 26, was shot to death in New Haven, Connecticut, blocks from Yale.

He attended St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chinatown and graduated from Maine South High School in Park Ridge in 2012.

Jiang got engaged a week before his death to his fiancee, Zion Perry, who graduated last year from MIT.

Authorities have offered no motive for the shooting.

Jiang’s family moved from Chicago to Washington state, and Jiang graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in environmental studies. He was a second-year student in the master’s program at Yale School of the Environment.

Jiang, who was days from his 27th birthday, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a tank operator. At the time of his death, Jiang was a member of the Army National Guard who’d recently been called up to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts in Connecticut, according to the university.

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