Police say suspect arrested in California campus stabbing death

Author: Associated Press
Sketch of stabbing suspect. Credit: Fullerton Police Department.

A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a man at the California State University, Fullerton campus, police said on Thursday.

Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus told The Associated Press that a suspect was arrested in the death of 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan. Radus declined to provide details and said a news conference would be held at 1 p.m.

Chan worked as the director of budget and finance and student services for university extended education but retired in 2017. He returned to the campus in January to work as a consultant.

Authorities have said Chan was found stabbed numerous times inside his silver Infiniti in a campus parking lot on Monday, and they believed it was a targeted attack.

Police were searching for the suspect, who was seen fleeing on foot and later leaving a nearby parking lot in a black sedan. The suspect may have sustained cuts to at least one hand during the attack, authorities said.

Authorities said they found a backpack containing items that could be used in a kidnapping, such as zip ties and wigs, under Chan’s car, and believed it belonged to the attacker.

Chan, of Hacienda Heights, had an undergraduate degree in accounting and a law degree and previously worked as an auditor for the California State University system.

The nearly 40,000-student commuter school in the middle of its host city in Orange County has the largest enrollment in the 23-campus California State University system.

It is well known in the sports world for producing nationally ranked baseball teams and major leaguers including Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics.

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