The fiancée of the Connecticut graduate student who was gunned down in February said she had suspected that the accused killer “was interested in her” when they attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) together, according to recently released police papers.
Kevin Jiang, 26, had gunshot wounds to his head, chest and extremities when he was found on Feb. 6 in New Haven, according to an arrest warrant filed for Qinxuan Pan, the man charged with Jian’s murder. Pan was arrested in Alabama last month.
After his arrest, a judge set Pan’s bail at $20 million. His attorney, William Gerace, has applied for the amount to be reduced. Asked for comment about the court documents, Gerace told The Associated Press: “Mr. Pan is presumed innocent.”
Jiang, a Yale University graduate student and U.S. Army veteran, had spent the February day fishing with his fiancée, Zion Perry. Jiang had just left her New Haven’t apartment when he was gunned down. Perry told authorities that she heard gunshots but didn’t think of Jiang because she assumed he had already left the area.
In the 96 pages of police documents, authorities said audio and video surveillance records showed Jiang getting out of his car after what sounded like a collision and approaching a vehicle behind him. The sound of gunshots can then be heard, the documents state.