Yale Daily News
As the search for Qinxuan Pan continues, U.S. Marshals are widening their scope and recently secured a “red notice” through Interpol for his arrest on charges of murder in the shooting death of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22.
Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, helps authorities in its 194 member countries fight crime. The organization posts various color-coded notices to their site — a red notice, which is what was obtained against Pan, is “a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action,” according to Interpol’s website.
They specifically note that the notice is not an international arrest warrant, but rather “an international wanted persons notice.”
While the majority of these notices are not public and instead used solely by law enforcement — only 7,000 of the approximately 62,000 warrants are made public — they choose to publish notices in cases where, according to their website, either “the public’s help is needed to locate an individual” or the person identified poses “a threat to public safety.”
On Pan’s notice, Interpol wrote that he may be distinguished by his facial hair and a birthmark on his chin. The New Haven Police Department has charged Pan with murder in the death of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22, who was shot and killed in close proximity to his home in the neighborhood of East Rock on the evening of Feb. 6. Pan is also charged with second-degree larceny.
Prior to Interpol’s issuance of a red notice for Pan, American authorities had already issued two warrants for his arrest: one for interstate theft of a vehicle and another for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Pan had last reportedly been spotted “driving with family” in Atlanta, Georgia, suburbs on Feb. 11. The U.S. Marshals office for Connecticut said that Pan was believed to possibly be staying with friends or family in Georgia.
Still, according to the New Haven Register, U.S. Marshal Matthew Duffy said that all options are on the table regarding Pan’s possible whereabouts.
“The U.S. Marshals and the New Haven Police Department are still working diligently on this fugitive case,” Duffy said.
Those with information regarding Pan can submit tips to the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332.
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