Two months after the assassination of U.S. Army veteran and Yale University student Kevin Jiang, the man suspected of being dead is still at large in what has now become an international manhunt.
At the request of the US Marshals, an international “red announcement” agreement has been issued for Qinxuan Pan at Interpol. The ruling, as described by Interpol, is “a request for law enforcement worldwide to locate and temporarily arrest a person pending extradition, surrender or similar lawsuits.” Pan is wanted for murder and second degree theft.
Pan, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and suspected of Jiang̵
Jiang was found on February 6 on the ground outside his vehicle, where he was shot several times. He had just recently proposed to his fiancée, another Yale student.
Police investigated whether Jiang had been targeted as a result of rage following a car accident, but authorities have not yet confirmed a motive.
Pan should be considered “armed and dangerous” and the public should exercise “extreme caution” around him, New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes said during a news conference shortly after the incident.
Authorities had previously received two arrest warrants for Pan for possession of two stolen vehicles – one in North Haven, CT, on the night of the shooting and another outside Massachusetts.
Without having seen Pan since the beginning of February and the official launch of the hunt on March 1, the red announcement now expands to 194 countries and shows the announcement of international law enforcement in various languages, says Matthew Duffy, deputy supervisor and public information officer for District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force, in an interview with Fox News.
According to Yale officials, Jiang was scheduled to graduate from Yale next fall with a master’s degree in environmental science. The U.S. Army veteran and National Guard reservist was just a week shy of celebrating his 27th birthday.
Authorities have not revealed whether Pan, who was born in Shanghai, could have fled the United States or where he may have been at this time.