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Judge Sentences Qinxuan Pan to 35 Years in Prison for 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 the Honorable Gerald L. Harmon today sentenced Qinxuan Pan, age 33, of New Haven, to 35 years in prison for the 2021 Murder of Kevin Jiang in New Haven. 


On February 29, 2024, Pan pleaded guilty in Superior Court in New Haven to a charge of Murder, in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-54a. The plea stemmed 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.


"Today, I would like to extend my condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Jiang who have endured such an unimaginable loss due to this senseless crime,” State’s Attorney Doyle said.


State’s Attorney Doyle wishes to extend his gratitude to all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, including the 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, various police officials in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Attorney’s Office 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 Inspectors Alfonso Vasquez and Peter Lavelle. The New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office is grateful to Victim Services Advocate Christie Ciancola for her advocacy on behalf of the family of Mr. Jiang.