Police in Oklahoma on Tuesday arrested a suspect, Wu Chen, who they believe killed four people “execution style” and injured one more at a rural Cannabis farm Sunday.
Miami Beach Police arrested the suspect, 45, in Florida, reports The New York Times. They nabbed Chen after a car-tag reader “flagged the vehicle he was driving,” law enforcement said Tuesday night.
Chen faces charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill. Authorities are extraditing Chen to Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Capt. Stan Florence of the Oklahoma SBI said at a news conference on Monday that Chen knew his victims, but it was unclear how. “They all know each other,” Florence claimed. “Don’t know if they’re related, don’t know if they’re co-workers, but certainly, we believe they were all familiar with each other.”
Arrested Without Incident In Miami Beach
Chen was arrested without incident and transported to the Miami-Dade County Detention Center, reports the International Business Times.
Four people were found fatally shot “execution style” at the marijuana farm Sunday. Police were responding to a report of a hostage incident near Hennessey, 70 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.
The cops found four bodies and a critically injured person when they arrived at the 10-acre farm, KFOR-TV reported.
Kingfisher County Sheriff Dennis Banther said the suspect and the victims all had connections to the marijuana farm. The sheriff claimed the gun violence was not random but resulted from a longstanding internal dispute.
The victims were all Chinese nationals, police said Tuesday, reports the BBC. Law enforcement said that “because of a significant language barrier, next of kin notification is pending.”