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Qinxuan Pan Pleads Guilty to 2021 Murder of Kevin Jiang in New Haven


(New Haven, CT) – John P. Doyle, Jr., State’s Attorney for the New Haven Judicial District, announced that Qinxuan Pan, age 32, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before the Honorable Gerald L. Harmon to a charge of Murder, in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-54a.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Pan faces a total effective sentence of 35 years in prison when he is sentenced in New Haven Superior Court on April 25, 2024.

Pan’s plea stems from the murder of Kevin Jiang on February 6, 2021. On that date, New Haven Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Lawrence and Nicoll streets following several 911 calls reporting that a person had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located Jiang suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and he was later pronounced deceased. After an extensive three-month search in multiple states, Pan was subsequently arrested in Alabama and extradited back to Connecticut.

State’s Attorney Doyle wishes to extend his gratitude to all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, including New Haven, Hamden, Meriden, North Haven, Yale University and Newington Police Departments, the Connecticut State Police, the Mansfield, Mass., Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, as well as federal authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Stacey M. Miranda and Assistant State’s Attorneys Kelly E. Davis and Gregory L. Borrelli, who were assisted by Inspector Alfonso Vasquez and Peter Lavelle.