Daughter charged with murder in Markham home invasion

The daughter of a woman killed during a Nov. 8 home invasion in Markham has been arrested for murder.

Twenty-four-year-old Jennifer Pan, a former student at Scarborough’s Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School, was charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, York Regional Police Chief Armand La Barge told reporters Nov. 23.

At about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, police responded to a 911 call about a home invasion at home on Helen Avenue in the the Highway 407 and Kennedy Road area. Police say three men were involved in the violent home invasion.

Bich-Ha Pan, 53, died in the home, police say. Her husband, Huei Hann Pan, 57, suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was taken to hospital along with their daughter, Jennifer, who was not injured.

La Barge declined to comment on a connection between Jennifer and the three suspects police are looking for.

“This is an active investigation and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize any future prosecutions against this or any other accused persons.” he said.

Police describe the first suspect as male, black, 20–25 years old, 6-foot-2 with a muscular build. The second suspect is described as male, black, 20–25 years old with a slim build. The third suspect is described as male, white, 20–25 years old, 6-foot with a heavier build.

The three men are considered armed and dangerous, police say.