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Man with stage 4 cancer tries to kill 3 doctors who failed to cure his disease

By Mason White 5:11 PM June 8, 2017
Yue Chen
Yue Chen
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A man who was angry that doctors could not cure his disease, plotted to kill them, according to police in California.

Police agencies from across the state teamed up last week, to intercept and arrest the sick man traveling to the Bay Area with the intent to murder three of his doctors.

On the morning of Wednesday, the 24-hour police dispatch center received a call from the Visalia Police Department, reporting that a man from their jurisdiction may be driving to the Bay Area to murder three of his doctors.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had been reported missing to the Visalia Police Department that morning.

Officers from the Visalia Police Department determined that the suspect, 58-year-old Yue Chen, had rented a car and was now missing, as were his two legally-owned handguns.

Officers from the Visalia Police Department got information that the suspect was driving to the Bay Area that day, intending to shoot three of his doctors as a result of becoming upset about his medical condition and medical treatment he had received from these doctors.

The man suffers from stage 4 cancer.

The Visalia Police Department contacted multiple police agencies in the Bay Area that had jurisdiction over the work locations of the targeted doctors, as well as other doctors who had treated the suspect.

They also broadcast a bulletin to police agencies throughout the state to be on the lookout for the suspect.

Police also took precautions to identify the home residences of the involved doctors, in case the suspect chose to target them there.

On Wednesday, at about 7:48 p.m., the 24-hour dispatch center received a call from the California Highway Patrol that they had located and stopped the suspect on Highway 101 and Hellyer Avenue in San Jose.

He had been driving his rental car, a red 2017 Nissan Rogue.

Officers from the San Jose office of the California Highway Patrol located two loaded semi-automatic handguns with high-capacity magazines, 32 and 16 rounds respectively, in the car within reach of the suspect.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol arrested the suspect without incident, and transported him to a hospital for treatment related to his medical condition.

When the suspect was discharged from the hospital later in the evening, officers from the Palo Alto Police Department booked Chen of Visalia, into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for attempted murder, and carrying a loaded firearm.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has since filed three felony counts of attempted murder against him.