Lishan Wang, Alleged Killer of Yale Doctor, Had Guns, Ammo, Names of Others He Feuded With, Say Cops
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Did a man charged with fatally shooting a Yale University doctor Monday have other targets in mind?
Police say they're not sure, but said Tuesday that 44-year-old Lishan Wang was arrested in possession of documents about two other people also involved in his dismissal from a New York hospital, plus 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Wang, an unemployed doctor, was arraigned Tuesday and held on $2 million bail in the killing of Vajiinder Toor. The two had worked together at the hospital in New York City. Toor, originally from India, was shot five times Monday outside his home in Branford, Conn.
Printouts on two other people directly involved in Wang's dismissal were found in his van when he was arrested nearby, police said. The names were not disclosed.
Police said directions and a pedigree were also in the van, but the report blacks out further details. A pedigree typically involves details about a person such as where they live and work.
Police Lt. Geoffrey Morgan told The Associated Press investigators did not know what Wang intended to do with the information.
"Had we not captured him, I don't know what his future plans were," Morgan said.
Wang's van had the words "May-08-10" handwritten on a temporary plate displayed in the rear, police said. Wang was suspended from his job in May 2008 after a heated exchange with Toor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York.
A wig, a hammer and a knife were also found in the van, police said.
Wang was found with handguns matching shell casings from the slaying scene, prosecutor Devant Joiner said in court. Investigators also found loaded magazines, Google directions to the shooting location and a picture of the victim, Joiner said.
Police say Wang also shot at Toor's pregnant wife, but missed. Wang is charged with murder, attempted murder and firearms offenses.
Wang had a history of confrontations with Toor and other colleagues at Kingsbrook that led to his dismissal, and he had a federal discrimination lawsuit pending against the hospital.
Wang hung his head throughout Tuesday's hearing and did not speak. No plea was entered. A Chinese citizen from Beijing, Wang was assisted by a Mandarin interpreter.
Wang's public defender, Scott Jones, requested his client be placed in protective custody. Jones declined to comment after the hearing. A judge found probable cause to hold Wang. The next hearing was set for May 11.
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