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Confession in Yale Doctor Vajinder Toor's Murder? Lishan Wang Says He Was There and He's Sorry, Claim Cops

Dr. Lishan Wang, seen here, was charged Monday with fatally shooting a Yale University doctor and firing at the victim's pregnant wife after a history of confrontations with other colleagues that led to his dismissal from a New York hospital. Mugshot

Dr. Lishan Wang (AP Photo/Douglas Healey)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS/AP) - Unemployed doctor Lishan Wang, who is charged with killing Yale University physician Vajinder Toor at his home Monday, has admitted he was at the crime scene at the time of the shooting, and said he's sorry for what happened, according to police.

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Dr. Vajinder Toor
Police released a report Friday by an officer who interviewed the 44-year-old Wang, stating he told them he had been accused of threatening Toor and poking him in the eye when they worked together at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York. A history of confrontations with Toor and other colleagues at Kingsbrook led to his dismissal two years ago. Wang also had a federal discrimination lawsuit pending against the hospital.

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Wang "confirmed that he was sorry for what happened at the condo," the police report states. The report also states the alleged killer told police he was at Toor's condominium complex for between 2 and 10 minutes Monday, but that he did not know why he wanted to see Toor.

Printouts on two other people directly involved in Wang's dismissal and directions were found in Wang's van when he was arrested shortly after the shooting, police have said. They say the vehicle also had 1,000 rounds of ammunition, a wig, hammer and a knife.

Toor, originally from India, was shot five times outside his home Monday, say police, who say Wang also shot at Toor's pregnant wife but missed.

Wang, a Chinese citizen from Beijing who most recently lived in Georgia, is charged with murder, attempted murder and firearms offenses. His lawyer, Scott Jones, did not immediately return a message for comment Friday.

Wang is a married father of three, and his last known address was in Marietta, Georgia.

Toor was a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale School of Medicine who was working with the infectious disease section of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The police report also quotes a person whose name is blacked out as saying Wang had threatened other employees at Kingsbrook.

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  • Barry Leibowitz

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