FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A person arrested within the stabbing dying of a retired administrator on the California State College, Fullerton campus was a co-worker, police mentioned Thursday.
Chuyen Vo, 51, was arrested Wednesday evening at his house in Huntington Seaside, officers introduced at a information convention close to the killing scene in a campus parking zone.
Lt. Jon Radus, nonetheless, declined to elaborate on Vo’s work relationship with the sufferer and whether or not it was present or prior to now.
Police additionally did not reveal a motive for the killing.
The sufferer, Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, labored because the director of price range and finance and pupil companies for college prolonged training however retired in 2017. He returned to the campus in January to work as a marketing consultant.
Authorities have mentioned Chan was discovered stabbed quite a few instances inside his silver Infiniti on Monday.
A black-clad man was seen operating away and later leaving a close-by parking zone in a black sedan.
The varsity had no experiences of any issues between Chan and Vo, college spokeswoman Ellen Treanor mentioned.
Vo, whom neighbors mentioned they knew as Chris, lived in an Orange County neighborhood lined with two-story houses close to a busy freeway together with his spouse, mother-in-law and kids, neighbor Michael Wooden mentioned.
In addition to his faculty job, Vo offered life insurance coverage and annuities, which had had him touring incessantly, Wooden mentioned.
“It involves me as a shock that he is the one suspected of this crime,” Wooden mentioned.
Nobody answered the door on the house listed to Vo.
Neighbor Gloria Venlet mentioned she knew Vo labored as an administrator on the Fullerton campus and drove a black BMW with tinted home windows. When she learn concerning the campus stabbing within the newspaper earlier within the week and that police had been on the lookout for a equally described car, she mentioned she paused for a second.
Nonetheless, Venlet mentioned 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 not any approach that may be him,” she mentioned.
Chan, of Hacienda Heights, had an undergraduate diploma in accounting and a regulation diploma and beforehand labored as an auditor for the California State College system. His household requested for privateness earlier this week, and Treanor mentioned co-workers mentioned they could not fathom why somebody would wish to hurt a person of few phrases identified for his dry humorousness and massive persistence.
Cal State Fullerton is an almost 40,000-student commuter faculty in the midst of its host metropolis in Orange County and has the most important enrollment within the 23-campus California State College system.
AP writers Stefanie Dazio and John Antczak contributed to this report from Los Angeles.