[UPDATED with 10 New Developments:] Monica Quan, Titans Basketball Coach, and Fiance Keith Lawrence Found Shot to Death

See Update Nos. 3-4 on page 3 about social media reactions to the tragedy and 10 new developments via police and media reports.

See Update Nos. 1-2 on page 2 about CSUF and Concordia University mourning the loss of the couple, more details about each,
video from a press conference by the Titans women's basketball coach and a statement from USC.

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ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 4, 10:31 A.M.: Irvine, a.k.a. "America's Safest City," is not known for major crimes, let along double murders, but police there are dealing with a doozy this morning involving an engaged couple found shot to death last night in  the rooftop parking structure of their condominium building with units going for up to $1 million. The slain woman was Monica Quan, 28, a Cal State Fullerton women's basketball assistant coach and former standout player at Concordia University, Long Beach State and Walnut High School.

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A passerby noticed two people slumped over inside their white Kia in the parking structure at 2100 Scholarship, which is near Jamboree Road and Campus Drive and not too far from UC Irvine, around 9:10 p.m. Sunday. The pair was later identified as Quan and her 27-year-old fiance, Keith Lawrence, the car's owner, who like Quan resided in the condo building.

It does not appear the couple was robbed, there were no known eyewitnesses, no one reported hearing gunfire and, at this hour, there are no suspects, according to Irvine Police, who ask anyone with information to call 949.724.7000.

According to Quan's Fullerton Titans online bio, she entered her second season under head coach Marcia Foster in 2012-13. Quan came to Fullerton from Cal Lutheran, where she had been lead assistant coach for two seasons.

After a four-letter career at Walnut High, where Quan earned All-CIF, All-Baseline League and all-region honors and was entered in the school's Hall of Fame for setting several school records, she began her college career at Long Beach State, where she spent two seasons before transferring to Concordia of Irvine. She earned her exercise and sport science degree there in 2007 and completed her master's in 2009.

She is the daughter of Sylvia and Randal Quan.

We'll update with more on her intended and the investigation as those details become available.

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altec604d
altec604d

hang with the bros...die with the bros.  She sealed her fate when she made that decision.

altec604d
altec604d

Not really unexpected.  California...the new norm.

nycinoc
nycinoc

I also lived in one of the upscale Irvine community complexes. As much as it received raves and awards, security doors were routinely left open or broken.  Key card access was a joke, so no surprise that anyone can get in. 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Could it be the Tongs? I don't think they like their women marrying 'Brothahs'.

Hiroyuki Masuda
Hiroyuki Masuda

So saddened by this story. My cousin just messaged me earlier about her, he used to coach her back in the day. Condolences to her family and friends =/

Kanani Fong
Kanani Fong

How horrible. Condolences to their families and friends.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Tthats pretty incredible for Irvine.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Pretty crazy...it will be interesting to hear the developments in this case.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

@altec604d  

You're being disrespectful and cruel. You sound like you were resentful of them. They were murdered. Show some humanity.

lankim80
lankim80

@altec604d What about the cop he killed or the one that was wounded?Does what you say apply to them. Her boyfriend was security/cop, not a drug dealer or crack head. In fact she was targeted because her father was a cop. So no hanging out with the "bros" wasn't her problem. I went to school with her. Keep your bullshit to yourself. Her and her fiancé passed away, and they did nothing wrong.

altec604d
altec604d

@lankim80 Not sad.  She obviously had a death wish since she hung with the bruthas.  Her wish came true....celebrate for her while she burns in hell.

altec604d
altec604d

@Mitchell_Young No doubt her dad wasn't a happy camper.  She with her masters and marrying a security guard.  But hey, he could play basketball.

lankim80
lankim80

@Mitchell_Young Tongs aren't All bad only the ones who create and use criminal versions of their legit groups to get money. I know tong members good and bad. They're OK with blacks most of their criminals versions carry street gang styles. Members old and young throw gang signs. Nothing glorious about it they do what average thugs do just on a larger scale

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Mitchell_Young I was thinking the same thing. Also the fact that a security guard and a low paid basketball coach who probably made a total of 30k combined per annum living in a million dollar condo is a bit fishy also. 

altec604d
altec604d

@Cottonwood @altec604d   bull.  She disrespected her parents and she paid the price for her stupidity.  Yes, she hung with a brutha and was murdered by a brutha..  Her fateful....and stupid... mistake.

Nothing for me to resentful for...she's dead because she was hanging with the bruthas.  She compromised her own humanity.

altec604d
altec604d

@lankim80  Yes it was and she paid the price.  And you are wrong...they didn't "pass away"..they were murdered by a brutha.

newporter101
newporter101

@altec604d  Where were you when brains were passed out? Your comments are disgusting. This young man was not a security guard, he graduated from the police academy. He graduated from a top school with a finance degree. Do you live under a rock? Nothing fishy about living in a condo, who said they were buying it? It's easy to hide behind the internet and take shots at someone. These two had more going for them than you will ever have. Pathetic, Rush Limbaugh wanna be... This is a tragedy beyond comprehension and it happened because her father did his job and represented an idiotic, not because she was engaged to a "bros" to use your dumb term. When all else fails, try getting the facts first.

convict2000
convict2000

@vegandawg23 @Mitchell_Young her parents have money and lots of it, nothing fishy there, parents who are able pay their kids way all the time


altec604d
altec604d

@Cottonwood @altec604d  Nah...I'm fine.

You handle yourwelf after a tree...and you are telling me I need medication?  That's rich.

 She no doubt should have considered medication prior to hanging and ho'ing with the bruthas.

She's dead because of it.  Deal with it.

altec604d
altec604d

@newporter101   Wrong on all counts.  They had nothing going for them...that is why they are dead.   Had she not been with a brutha...she would be alive.  And yes...he was a security guard at USC.   Hardly a top notch finance job, fool.

If she would have stuck with a Asian guy...she'd be okay.  Deal with it.  Her parents have to deal with her stupidity and ho lifestyle.

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