HENNESY, Okla. – Chen Wu, 47, has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to a shooting at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma, which resulted in the deaths of four people and the injury of a fifth. The shooting took place in November 2022, and Wu was extradited back to Oklahoma to face the charges.
According to investigators, Wu stormed into the marijuana farm and demanded $300,000 within 30 minutes, threatening to kill everyone on site if his demands were not met. Wu held the group hostage at gunpoint and proceeded to fatally shoot four individuals – Quirong Lin, Chen He Chun, Chen He Qiang, and Fang Hui Lee. Another individual, Yi Fei Lin, was wounded in the shooting.
Following the shooting, Wu fled to South Florida, where he was captured by authorities on November 22. He was then extradited back to Oklahoma to face charges of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault, all of which he eventually pleaded guilty to.
At an extradition hearing, Wu claimed that he feared returning to Oklahoma and alleged that the others involved in the marijuana farm had ties to organized crime. The farm had obtained a license to grow marijuana but was operating illegally, as recreational weed remains outlawed in Oklahoma, although medical marijuana is legal in the state.
“This case should serve as a reminder of the dangers surrounding illegal marijuana activity in Oklahoma,” said Kingfisher County District Attorney Tommy Humphries.
The details of the shooting and the subsequent capture and sentencing of Wu highlight the risks and legal implications associated with illegal marijuana operations in the state. The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers and consequences involved in such activities.