Suspect in murder of Yale student captured in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An MIT student and murder suspect with ties to Georgia has been taken into custody in Alabama, U.S. Marshals said Friday.

Qinxuan Pan was wanted in connection to the shooting death of Yale student Kevin Jiang in New Haven, Connecticut on Feb. 6.

Pan was captured in Montgomery. Authorities said Pan was taken into custody without incident.

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Authorities initially said Pan’s last known whereabouts were in Georgia, where he has family.

“Pan had last been seen in the early morning hours on Feb. 11 driving with family members in Brookhaven or Duluth, Georgia,” U.S. Marshals said.


The New Haven Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant to charge Pan with murder.

Jiang was a graduate student at Yale’s School of the Environment. He was an Army veteran hailing from Washington state who had recently become engaged, the Associated Press reported.

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