A suspect involved in the shooting of a marijuana farm that killed four people in Oklahoma last weekend was arrested in South Florida late Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Wu Chen was taken into custody Miami Beach police, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said on Facebook. The arrest came “after a car tag reader flagged vehicle he was driving,” it added. Chen will be charged with murder and shooting with intent to kill and faces extradition to Oklahoma. The victims — three men and one woman, all Chinese citizens — were “executed” on the 10-acre property west of Hennessey, about 55 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. A fifth victim who is also a Chinese citizen was wounded.
“The suspect was inside that building for a significant amount of time before the executions began,” the Oklahoma agency said. “Based on the investigation thus far, this does not appear to be a random incident.” Authorities believe the suspect knew the victims, who were found dead Sunday night. The case is being investigated as a quadruple homicide. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control is also investigating. That agency has cited a black market in the trafficking of marijuana in recent years. Agency spokesman Mark Woodward said it was too soon to say that was a focus of this investigation.