Connecticut police obtained an arrest warrant charging a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate with murder in the fatal shooting of a Yale University student.
The New Haven Police Department announced the charge against Qinxuan Pan in a Facebook post on Saturday. He is still at large, according to authorities.
Pan, 29, of Malden, Massachusetts, was previously named a “person of interest” in Kevin Jiang’s death. The Yale School of the Environment sophomore was shot and killed outside his car on February 6.
Police were investigating whether Jiang, 26, was the victim of a road rage incident that possibly occurred after a car accident.
During a press conference earlier this month, New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes said that Pan should be considered “armed and dangerous” and that the public should exercise “extreme caution” when around him.
Police had said Pan was seen in a stolen Massachusetts vehicle at the Best Western hotel in North Haven on the night of the shooting. Authorities had previously obtained two arrest warrants for Pan, one for possession of a stolen vehicle in North Haven and another for theft of a vehicle outside of Massachusetts.
On February 11, he was seen driving with family in Brookhaven, Ga., According to the US Marshals Service Agency officials believe he may be staying with family or friends in suburban Atlanta.
U.S. marshals said he was offering a $ 10,000 reward for information leading to Pan.
An MIT spokesperson previously told NBC News that Pan received undergraduate degrees from the university in computer science and mathematics in June 2014 and has been enrolled as a graduate student in the department of electrical engineering and computer science since September 2014.
Jiang’s fiancée graduated with a degree in biological engineering from MIT in 2020. It is unclear if she knew Pan.