Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Man Suspected Of Killing 2 Nephews In Custody After Fleeing To Hong Kong

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

A man suspected of killing his two nephews in Arcadia on Friday was taken into custody in Hong Kong early Saturday.The L.A. Times reports that the suspect, 44-year-old Deyun Shi, fled Los Angeles by plane on Friday and landed in Hong Kong around 5:30 p.m. local time Saturday. There, authorities removed Shi from Cathay Pacific Flight 897.

Authorities in Hong Kong said Shi was speaking incoherently and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Video recorded by a local Hong Kong newspaper showed a person, presumably Shi, strapped to a stretcher and draped with a red blanket being unloaded from an ambulance.

According to ABC-7, the murdered teenage boys, ages 15 and 16, were found by their parents on Friday. Police said they showed signs of blunt force trauma, and that there were indications of forced entry into the home.

KTLA reports that Shi was angry after he learned Thursday that his wife had filed a restraining order against him, and was seeking a divorce. He then went to his wife's home in La Canada Flintridge, where he assaulted her with a woodcutting tool.

Support for LAist comes from

According to the Times, investigators believe Shi then drove to the home of his wife's sister, where the two teenage boys lived with their parents. The parents had left the two boys sleeping at home, when they went to visit Shi's wife in the hospital early Friday morning. They didn't notice anything unusual when they came home from the hospital around 5 a.m., but discovered the bodies around 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Hong Kong authorities would not comment on the case, telling the Times only that it was "in progress." While the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said it was working with the Department of Justice and the FBI to regarding extradition proceedings, Lt. Eddie Hernandez said that prosecution would be a long process because of the U.S.'s absence of an extradition treaty with China.