Police say they've arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired Cal State Fullerton administrator who was stabbed in a campus parking lot.
Chuyen Van Vo, 51, of Huntington Beach was arrested last night after 10 p.m. and is currently being held without bail on suspicion of murder.
Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, was found with multiple stab wounds inside his silver Infiniti sedan outside an administrative building around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning. The suspect was caught on surveillance video fleeing the scene and police released a composite sketch of the suspect on Tuesday. Chan had once served as the director of budget and finance and student services for the University Extended Education between 2009 and 2017. Chan had been recently re-hired by the university as a consultant for the fall semester.
Investigators believe Vo acted alone in the stabbing on Monday, but they're still working to determine a motive for the murder. Police believe Vo targeted Chan for the attack. The chief said he couldn't comment on the nature of their relationship.
A backpack, believed to have been left by the suspect, was discovered underneath the victim's car. Inside, an incendiary device and a knife (that was not the murder weapon) was discovered inside the satchel, along with tools that could be used in a kidnapping plot.
CSUF President Fram Virjee issued a statement about the stabbing Monday night.
“It is with such a heavy heart and a deep and profound sense of sadness that I inform you that our colleague and friend, Steven Chan, a beloved and long-serving member of the Titan Family, passed away this morning after a tragic and senseless attack in the parking lot behind College Park,” Virjee said.
“Life is so precious and family and friendships so dear,” Virjee said. “In the coming days, weeks, and months, we will all honor and remember Steven in our own way.”
This is a breaking news update, more details will be posted as they become available.