CSUF Campus-Murder Suspect Arrested for Death of Administrator Steven Chan
Photo: Chuyen Yo
FULLERTON – Fullerton Police Chief Robert Dunn announced the capture and arrest of murder suspect Chuyen Vo (51) of Huntington Beach, in the murder of Cal State U Fullerton Administrator Steven Shek Keung Chan (51) of Hacienda Heights. The news conference at 1 PM today (Thursday) was the culmination of the round-the-clock investigation since the call of “Male Down” to Cal State Fullerton PD on 8:27 AM 8/19/19.
A man was found fatally stabbed multiple times in his car on campus. Chan, a father, was killed on the first day of the academic year Monday, around 8:20 a.m. in the parking lot south of the College Park building. He was on campus, preparing for the new school year which begins Saturday.
A Mutual Aid agreement with Fullerton PD spurred immediate action on campus. Fram Virjee, the university’s president, described Cal State Fullerton as “a tight family, with Fullerton PD as the lead agency along with nine different campuses to ID and apprehend” Vo. “University PD and FPD ran toward the danger.”
On Aug. 20th, Fullerton PD released surveillance video and a sketch of the suspect in the deadly stabbing at CSUF. When certain disturbing items were found in the suspect’s backpack, they played a significant role in the investigation.
During this ongoing investigation, Lt. Jon Radus added that “surveillance gave Investigators concern that the suspect would potentially flee or destroy evidence.” Vo was arrested at his residence on 8/21/19, at about 10:15 PM.
The university’s president noted that Chan retired in 2017 after serving as director of two departments, then returned this year as a consultant. Chief Dunn mentioned the relationship of the coworker, but could not comment further.
This active investigation may affect the prosecution of the investigation, therefore no further information is available.
Law enforcement believe that this was an isolated incident. No additional information indicates lingering danger. Vo is on a No-Bail Hold for 187 PC for Murder.
Authorities will be coordinating efforts with the District Attorney to understand the motive for this tragedy in the death of a coworker.