SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying two unknown suspects that have been linked to known gang members responsible for multiple robbery/sexual assault cases, and the murder of 31-year-old Xingjian Li that occurred in San Jose.
At approximately 8:42 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Elan Village Lane in San Jose. Three suspects have been arrested in this case, but two more suspects have not been identified and are currently being sought by police.
The first unknown suspect is being described as a Chinese male, approximately 25-30 years-old, standing around 5′ 10″ to 5′ 11″, weighing between 160-170 lbs. The suspect is seen with a shaved head and wearing a blue and tan school varsity type jacket.
The second unknown suspect is described as a Chinese male, approximately 35-38 years-old, standing 6′ 2″, 250 lbs. The suspect is seen with black straight medium length hair, wearing black aviator styled sunglasses, while dressing in all black.
36-year-old Panpan Huang, 28-year-old Lin Tao, and 27-year-old An Yan were located in Los Angeles and were booked into the Los Angeles County Jail for murder, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, robbery, kidnapping, and sexual assault.
Tepoorten said, “A collaborative investigation between the San Jose Police Department, Milpitas Police Department, South San Francisco Police Department, and Fremont Police Department determined that there were four cases between September 27 and September 28, 2017, involving the same suspects.”
The first reported incident occurred on September 27 at 10:26 AM when Milpitas police responded to a call of a robbery and sexual assault located near the 500 block of Murphy Ranch Road in Milpitas.
Then on September 28, 2017, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Fremont police department received a call of a woman who had been a victim of a home invasion robbery where the suspects had sexually assaulted her at gunpoint.
On September 29, 2017, South San Francisco police responded to a robbery call near the 100 block of McLellan Drive in South San Francisco, in which the female victim reported also being robbed and sexually assaulted two days prior to reporting the incident to police.
Each location investigated by police revealed that the victims had been within the grounds of an operating brothel and were prostitutes. The named three suspects were located and arrested on October 18 in Los Angeles County.