The Strange Murder of Yale Student Kevin Jiang

How a Yale student and Army veteran was shot and killed after a car accident and why his killers have yet to be identified.

Carter Covington
3 min readFeb 16, 2021


Photo credit to Yale University Police Department (2021)

Yale University is known as one of the most prestigious and high-class universities in the entire globe. Each and every year, only a select group of bright, intelligent individuals study at the remarkable place.

With only a six percent acceptance rate, the school is looked upon by some as only a fantasy to attend. However, Kevin Jiang made this fantasy into a reality for himself.

Kevin Jiang was a military veteran. However, his dreams revolved around academics and studying the Earth’s environment. After serving the United States with honor, Jiang applied to Yale University for a chance to be accepted for a four-year college degree. Jiang thought of his application as a long shot due to his older age. Nevertheless, he applied.

To his surprise, Jiang got into the prestigious school with academic scholarships. At the time, he seemed to be at the top of the world. However, little did he know that immense tragedy would strike him in the coming years.

The Shots

On February 6th, 2021, residents in the somewhat quiet neighborhood of Nash Street in New Haven, Connecticut, heard something that sounded like firecrackers.

Being curious, some residents left their homes to see what was the commotion. What they saw would horrify them forever.

The residents found the slain body of Kevin Jiang slumped over in his car. Immediately, they called the police and took cover inside of their homes for fear of their safety.

A Person of Interest

After searching for clues at the scene of the crime, the police had very little to go on. However, after speaking with family and friends of the slain victim, the police had come up with a person of interest that they wanted to speak to.

This person is 29-year-old Qinxuan Pan.

At this time, it is unsure how, if at all, the victim and Pan know each other. However, one thing is for certain. Pan is the number one suspect in this…



Carter Covington

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