The person wanted for questioning in the case, Qinxuan Pan, should be considered armed and dangerous, New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes said at a news conference.
Pan’s last known address is in Malden, Massachusetts, and he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kevin Jiang, 26, a student at Yale School of the Environment, was shot multiple times and found dumped out of his car on a New Haven street Saturday night.
Police have said they are investigating whether he died in a road rage incident following a car accident.
Jiang, a native of Seattle, had recently become engaged to be married. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Washington and was an Army veteran and a member of the Army National Guard, according to his LinkedIn page and Yale officials.
In the Army, he was a tank operator and a chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear officer, according to Yale.
Pan, who is wanted on a warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle, is a person of interest in Jiang’s murder, Reyes said.
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“He is not a suspect at the moment,” Reyes said.
A public phone list for Pan could not be found.
Pan was last seen at a hotel in North Haven, Connecticut, and is believed to be out of state, police said.
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