Dear Members of the Yale Community,
I write to update you on last night’s tragic homicide of Yale School of the Environment student Kevin Jiang. By now, many of you have read
the email to the community from President Salovey , whose feeling of grief I share. I know that School of the Environment Dean Indy Burke
has written to her community as well.
Shortly after 8:30 pm last night, residents called the New Haven Police to the area of Nash Street and Lawrence Street after hearing multiple gunshots and reports of a person shot. Witnesses told police they saw a shiny new black vehicle flee the scene. I have been in direct contact with New Haven Police Chief Tony Reyes, who confirmed that the investigation into Kevin’s death is active, and that NHPD is following up on several leads. Police have been working through the night and this morning. I will update the community as additional information becomes available.
Yale Police meet regularly with local, state, and federal law enforcement leadership as full partners in our efforts to protect the security and safety of our community and assist the city in its policing efforts. The Yale Police have a strong partnership with the city in our shared goal of preventing and reducing crime. The Yale Police Department and the New Haven Police Department meet regularly to discuss crime prevention and community policing, and to share intelligence and information.
Yale Police detectives often work closely with New Haven Police Detectives, and I have offered the Yale Police detectives’ assistance to provide service in support of the NHPD’s efforts. And on an ongoing basis, our departments work together to get guns off the streets of our city.
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Ronnell A. Higgins
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
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