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Cal State Fullerton: Suspect sought in fatal stabbing of retired administrator on campus

Posted at 10:40 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 14:20:05-04

FULLERTON, Calif. — A manhunt is underway for the suspect who fatally stabbed a retired administrator on California State University Fullerton's campus just days before the start of the fall semester Monday morning.

Fullerton police identified the victim as Steven Shek Keung Chan, a 57-year-old resident of Hacienda Heights. He was a retired administrator who was working as a consultant on campus.

They do not believe it was a random attack.

"Investigators now believe the victim was targeted based on their investigation. They will be working around the clock to identify the suspect involved," Fullerton police wrote on Instagram.

The victim was found with multiple stab wounds in campus parking Lot S, on the corner of College Place and Langsdorf Drive, after somebody who witnessed the incident called 911 around 8:30 a.m.
The suspect, a man in his 20s with black hair, black pants and a black shirt, was last seen heading eastbound on Nutwood Avenue. Authorities were using bloodhounds to try and locate him.

A crude incendiary device was found inside a backpack under the victim's car along with items that could potentially be used to kidnap someone, according to Fullerton Police Department Lt. Jon Radus. A weapon police believe is similar to the weapon used in the stabbing was also found.