FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A person arrested within the stabbing demise of a retired administrator on the California State College, Fullerton campus was a co-worker, police stated Thursday.
Chuyen Vo, 51, was arrested Wednesday evening at his house in Huntington Seashore, officers introduced at a information convention close to the killing scene in a campus parking zone.
Lt. Jon Radus, nevertheless, declined to elaborate on Vo’s work relationship with the sufferer and whether or not it was present or up to now.
Police additionally did not reveal a motive for the killing.
The sufferer, Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, labored because the director of funds and finance and pupil companies for college prolonged training however retired in 2017. He returned to the campus in January to work as a guide.
Authorities have stated Chan was discovered stabbed quite a few occasions inside his silver Infiniti on Monday.
A black-clad man was seen working away and later leaving a close-by parking zone in a black sedan.
The college had no experiences of any issues between Chan and Vo, college spokeswoman Ellen Treanor stated.
Vo, whom neighbors stated they knew as Chris, lived in an Orange County neighborhood lined with two-story properties close to a busy freeway along with his spouse, mother-in-law and youngsters, neighbor Michael Wooden stated.
In addition to his faculty job, Vo offered life insurance coverage and annuities, which had had him touring steadily, Wooden stated.
“It involves me as a shock that he is the one suspected of this crime,” Wooden stated.
Nobody answered the door on the house listed to Vo.
Neighbor Gloria Venlet stated she knew Vo labored as an administrator on the Fullerton campus and drove a black BMW with tinted home windows. When she learn in regards to the campus stabbing within the newspaper earlier within the week and that police had been on the lookout for a equally described car, she stated she paused for a second.
Nonetheless, Venlet stated she could not think about any involvement by Vo, who all the time wore a smile.
“I used to be contemplating making a name (to police) however thought, no, no, no, there is no method that might be him,” she stated.
Chan, of Hacienda Heights, had an undergraduate diploma in accounting and a legislation diploma and beforehand labored as an auditor for the California State College system. His household requested for privateness earlier this week, and Treanor stated co-workers stated they could not fathom why somebody would need to hurt a person of few phrases identified for his dry humorousness and large persistence.
Cal State Fullerton is an almost 40,000-student commuter faculty in the course of its host metropolis in Orange County and has the biggest enrollment within the 23-campus California State College system.
AP writers Stefanie Dazio and John Antczak contributed to this report from Los Angeles.