Kevin Jiang Wiki – Kevin Jiang Bio
Kevin Jiang, a graduate student at Yale University and U.S. Army veteran who killed in a shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, February 6, 2021, the university says.
Jiang, a Seattle native who recently proposed to his girlfriend and penned a heartbreaking post about her on Facebook, was shot about 8:30 p.m. near Lawrence and Nicoll streets in the East Rock neighbourhood of the city, New Haven Police said in a statement.
He was 26 years old.
Kevin Jiang Shot Dead
New Haven Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired about 8:30 p.m. Saturday night and found Jiang dead of gunshot wounds, according to a statement from department spokesperson Anthony Duff.
The statement said, “The New Haven Police Department’s Major Crimes detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.
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Jiang was found in the street near his Toyota Prius, which had rear-end damage, according to the New Haven Independent.
Detectives are investigating whether a crash preceded the shooting, the news website reports. Neighbours told the New Haven Independent at least seven shots were fired.
Police said they are following leads on the vehicle used by the shooter or shooters, the news site reports.
Jiang shared the news of his engagement to his girlfriend in a Facebook post on January 30. They had been dating for a year before he proposed and she said yes.
Jiang wrote, “you’ve really made a huge impact in my life! Ever since I met you, God has been working in my heart and changing my heart for the better, helping me become more generous and kinder to others.”
Jiang previously studied environmental sciences at North Seattle College and ecology and biology at the University of Washington, according to his Facebook profile.
In 2019, he attended Army officer candidate training, according to photos he posted on his Facebook profile.
Jiang served in the Army as a tank operator and was a member of the Army National Guard at the time of his death, he wrote on his LinkedIn page.
He lived in West Haven and was studying environmental science at Yale, according to his Facebook profile.
On Facebook, Jiang’s profile header reads, “Life is a gift that I am so thankful for.” Yale said his family has been notified of his death.