Pan is still at large, and the department spokesman, Captain Anthony Duff, confirmed to CNN that the New Haven Police Department is expected to provide more information about the case on Monday.
New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes said at a news conference on Wednesday that Pan had contacted the North Haven Police Department shortly after the killing, adding, “If You should be extra careful in contact with this person.” The public should regard Mr. Pan as “armed and dangerous.”
Jiang, a second-year master’s degree student at Yale University’s School of Environment, was killed about a mile from the main campus of Yale University. New Haven police responded shortly after 8:30 in the evening, reporting multiple shootings and one person being shot. The Yale Police Department press release stated that witnesses saw “a shiny black new car fleeing the scene.”
The New Haven police did not comment on whether the motive could be established, whether the two knew each other, and before the murder, Pan must have indeed had a car accident with Jiang.
Reyes said there are two other arrest warrants against Pan: one for stealing a car from Massachusetts and the other for owning a stolen car in North Haven. The FBI and other federal partners (including the U.S. Marshals, ATF and DEA) are assisting in the investigation.