Oklahoma: Man arrested in connection with ‘executions’ of 4 people at marijuana grow operation, authorities say



CNN

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the killing of four Chinese nationals at a marijuana grow operation in Oklahoma, which investigators have described as “executions”, officials said.

One person was also injured in Sunday’s incident, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.

Wu Chen, 45, was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday, according to law enforcement.

“Chen will face charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill,” OBSI said in a statement. “He is awaiting extradition to Oklahoma.” It was not immediately clear if the suspect had an attorney.

Miami police arrested Chen after his vehicle was flagged by a car tag reader, linking him to a pending warrant in Oklahoma, the statement said.

Wu Chen, 45, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of four Chinese nationals at a marijuana grow operation.

The investigation began on Sunday when Kingfisher County deputies were called into a reported hostage situation and found three men and a woman dead and one person injured, OBSI said, noting they believe the attack was not random.

The injured person – also a Chinese national – was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment, but Florence said he did not know of his current condition.

Investigators are trying to piece together what happened, OBSI Capt. Stan Florence said Monday, but believes the victims and suspect knew each other.

“They all know each other. [We] I don’t know if they’re related, I don’t know if they’re colleagues, but we think these people definitely all knew each other,” Florence said.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics was also on the scene investigating the growing operation, according to Florence. It was not immediately clear whether the operation was legal and authorized. Medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma.

Kingfisher County is located northwest of Oklahoma City.

Leave a Comment