The Latest: California university stabbing victim identified

August 20, 2019 GMT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on campus killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Police have identified a retired college administrator who was stabbed to death in his car at California State University, Fullerton.

He’s 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan of Hacienda Heights.

Police say he was found stabbed many times inside his car in the parking lot Monday morning, which was the first day of the academic year.

A young man wearing black pants and black shirt was seen running from the scene. Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus says it appears that Chan was targeted and there was no danger to others at the school.


However, Radus says a bottle filled with flammable liquid and items that could have been used in a kidnapping were found in a backpack left under the car.

Chan was rehired to work in international student admissions. Classes start later this week.


11:45 a.m.

Police say the victim in a fatal stabbing at California State University, Fullerton was apparently targeted and worked in international student admissions.

Fullerton Police Lt. Jon Radus said Monday the victim was in his late 50s and found inside a car in a campus parking lot with multiple stab wounds.

Radus says a witness who called 911 to report the stabbing said the suspect fled on foot.

Radus says police do not know a motive but do not believe the stabbing was random.


10:58 a.m.

Authorities say someone has been killed on the campus of California State University, Fullerton.

The university says an assault with a deadly weapon was reported Monday in a parking lot on the campus about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles.

Fullerton police are calling it a homicide, but Lt. Jon Radus says he does not immediately have any details.

Authorities described the suspect as male with black hair and wearing black pants and a black shirt.