San Leandro police came to Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood today to look for leads in the case of an Alameda man who was fatally shot in front of his mother-in-law’s house in San Leandro in March. Sgt. Ted Henderson said police initially believed that the motive for the slaying of 33-year-old Delun “Allan” Pan at about 9:20 p.m. on March 22 was “straight forward” and that he was killed by suspects who were trying to rob his mother-in-law, who lives in the 15500 block of Harbor Way. Henderson said investigators haven’t ruled out robbery as the motive, but he said “we don’t want to put all our eggs in one basket” and are looking at other possible motives for the shooting. He said police came to Oakland’s Chinatown because Pan worked in that area and “was well-known in this community.” “We want to talk to people and make sure that we’re not missing out on any leads,” Henderson said.
Police want to explore the possibility that Pan’s death could be connected to his work, he said. Pan worked for a cellphone business in Chinatown and also had a real estate license, according to Henderson. He said he and other officers planned to distribute 200 flyers about Pan’s homicide to people in Chinatown. Henderson said it’s not clear if one suspect or multiple suspects were involved in the shooting. He said police only have a general description of a black male who was driving a dark-colored sedan. Pan’s wife and mother-in-law witnessed the shooting but because the incident was so emotional for them police aren’t sure if they provided a totally accurate description, Henderson said. The killing of Pan is San Leandro’s only homicide so far this year.
San Leandro police are asking anyone with information about the
shooting to call Detective Josh Brum at (510) 577-3235 or their anonymous tip
line at (510) 577-3278.
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