Gang Boss Capped: Cops Don’t Buy Gunman’s Story

Police today arrested a 25 year old man suspected to have killed a gang boss in Tucheng District, New Taipei City last Thursday evening June 22.

Huang Yilun (黃義倫) was shot to death as he sat in his white Porsche SUV in a parking lot. Shortly after Huang entered the vehicle, a man approached the driver’s side door, pulled out a handgun, and fired 10 shots through the window. Huang bled to death at the scene from a wound to his abdomen.

Lin Yangjun (林楊峻) was arrested at a hotel in Hsinchu County today after police spent several days investigating security camera footage, and tracing his movements via traffic monitors.

Lin told police he had murdered Huang because on the previous day, Lin had looked at Huang’s white Porsche, and Huang had hurled an insult at him. Lin claims that he became angry and wrote down the Porsche’s license plate number. He then purchased a handgun and ammunition in order to get back at Mr Huang.

Police suspect that the motivation for Huang’s murder is not so simple, and have not ruled out the possibility of an underworld assassination.

Huang, a member of the Heavenly Way Alliance, was arrested and sentenced to a lengthy prison term in 2006 for running an amphetamine manufacturing facility in Taoyuan County. He was released from prison last July.

After shooting Huang, Lin hailed a taxi and fled to a motel in Taoyuan’s Guishan District. The following day, he went to Shihlin District, Taipei and changed clothes. Then Lin headed to Hsinchu, where he ditched the handgun under a bridge in Jhubei City.

At around 1:00am this morning, police holding an arrest warrant raided a hotel in Hsinchu and arrested the suspect. Shortly afterwards, a house in Zhongli was raided and two other suspects were arrested.

According to this article, The Heavenly Way Alliance was established by Taiwanese prisoners sent to Green Island by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) during Taiwan’s martial law era. The mission of the triad is to unite native Taiwanese gangs against Chinese nationalist gangs such as the Bamboo Union.

Huang walking toward his white porsche SUV
Mr Huang is seen walking toward his white Porsche SUV shortly before being gunned down in what police believe is a gang-related killing.
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