UPDATE: Aug. 22 Fullerton Police Department announced at a Thursday press conference that police detectives had arrested Chuyen Vo, 51, of Huntington Beach on suspicion of the Aug. 19 killing of Steven Chan, a former administrator who was working at the university as a consultant. Vo was arrested Wednesday evening and is being held without bail. Read the Fullerton Police Department press release.
UPDATE: Aug. 19, 5:15 p.m. Fullerton Police Department has released the name of the victim as Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, of Hacienda Heights. Chan was a consultant on campus in Extension and International Programs.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., a call came into 911 dispatch about a possible assault in the College Park parking lot. Officers from University Police and Fullerton Police were on the scene in minutes. The officers administered unsuccessful life-saving efforts to a male in a parked automobile.
The victim is described as a male in his 50s who was later identified as a retired administrator working as a consultant on campus. His name has not been released by Fullerton Police.
A suspect described as a male in his 20s with black hair and wearing a black shirt and black pants was last seen on foot heading eastbound on Nutwood Avenue. The suspect was seen by an eyewitness running from campus.
Fullerton Police Department is providing the lead in this investigation per a memo of understanding and university police are assisting with the investigation by providing security video footage from the scene and interviewing witnesses.
Lt. Jon Radus, PIO for the Fullerton Police Department, provided an update via a press conference to the community that was streamed on Facebook Live. Investigators do not have a motive at this time.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the victim and all those affected by this tragic and senseless loss,” said Framroze Virjee, president of Cal State Fullerton. “The safety and support of our Titan family remains our top priority, now and in the hours and days to come.”
If you need additional support or assistance, please contact the many resources available on campus:
- WoMen’s Center/Confidential Victim Advocate- 657-278-3928
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)/Confidential Counseling- 657- 278-3040
- Title IX Office – 657-278-2121
- University Police Department for on-campus safety escort- 657-278-2515
- Housing Business Hours- 657-278-2168; after hours- 714-681-6918
- Rape, Aggression & Defense (RAD)