An international arrest warrant had been issued for Qinxuan Pan on murder and larceny charges in connection with the killing of Kevin Jiang on a New Haven street on Feb. 6. Marshals offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Pan’s arrest.
It was not immediately clear if Pan has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.
Pan is accused of shooting Jiang, 26, multiple times. Police have not disclosed a motive in the shooting.
Jiang was a graduate student at Yale’s School of the Environment and an Army veteran hailing from Washington state who had recently become engaged to be married.
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Marshals said a Gulf Coast fugitive task force and Montgomery police arrested Pan on Friday morning. Details of the arrest were not immediately released.
Pan, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a U.S. citizen who was born in Shanghai, China. His last known address was in Malden, Massachusetts.
Marshals allege Pan stole an SUV from a dealership in Mansfield, Massachusetts, the day of the killing before driving to Connecticut.
Jiang was found lying outside his car and suffering from gunshot wounds around 8:30 a.m., police said.
In the days after the killing, authorities said Pan was seen in the Atlanta suburbs driving with relatives and acting strange.
Interpol last month issued a "red notice" about Pan asking member countries to arrest him on murder and larceny charges.