After allegedly stabbing his co-worker on a California college campus and spending two days on the run, a California State University Fullerton staffer has been arrested for murder.
Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, from Hacienda Heights was stabbed to death in the parking lot of the school on Monday, August 19. He was stabbed multiple times and although the officers who first arrived on the scene began life-saving measures, Chan was soon pronounced dead, according to the Fullerton Police Department.
Chuyen Vo, 51, was arrested at his home in Huntington Beach Wednesday night, Fullerton Police Chief Robert Dunn said at a press conference.
Dunn said that Vo and Chan were coworkers and that police cannot speak further about the nature of their relationship. He said that a motive will be investigated.
Ellen Treanor, an associate vice president at the school, told KTLA that both victim and suspect worked in the same division but it’s a big division so it’s likely they may not have even known one another.
“Of all the individuals that I talked to in that division, there didn’t seem to be any concerns at all that anybody would ever hurt Steve at all,” she said. “Not a single person said there were problems.”
Officials believe Vo targeted Chan and that he brought an explosive device and tools for an abduction to the scene.
“During the course of the investigation, a backpack, believed to have been left by the suspect, was located underneath the victim’s vehicle,” police stated. “Inside the backpack, FPD investigators located an incendiary device, along with numerous items that were consistent with a kidnapping attempt or plot, including zip ties, wigs, and other disguise materials, as well as a knife (that was not used in the homicide).”
Dunn said at the presser that he believes Vo worked alone.
While Chan had retired from his previous role at California State University Fullerton as an administrator in 2017, he was still working at the school in the international student affairs office as a consultant, Fox 5 in San Diego reports.
Vo is being held without bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
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