A Pennsylvania man is accused of harassing and setting up the murder of a woman who began seeing his ex-girlfriend, police said.
Chong Ling L. Dan, 50, was arrested in Philadelphia and his charges include first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection to the fatal shooting of Ebony Pack, 30, in Lansdale, according to a Dec. 3 news release from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
“Detectives have worked diligently to solve the puzzle of Ebony’s death and the evidence they have uncovered points to Dan, whose anger and jealousy provided the clear motive for the killing of his former girlfriend’s new love interest,” District Attorney Kevin Steele said, noting Pack “was an innocent victim.”
Just before 10 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2020, Pack was stopped in her Nissan Sedan at a red light when a dark-colored Cadillac approached the driver’s side of her car and then took off, surveillance video footage recovered from a nearby school allegedly shows.
Her car rolled through the intersection and crashed into a light pole. Officers responding to the incident discovered the vehicle had “numerous bullet strikes.” Pack, who was shot multiple times, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
According to prosecutors, investigators claim Dan was a co-conspirator in Pack’s fatal shooting and the victim was allegedly targeted after his girlfriend split with him in July 2020, around the time she began seeing Pack. The former girlfriend claimed to detectives that Dan allegedly threatened "I’m gonna fix her" or "I have something for her,'" prosecutors said.
Dan’s former girlfriend had been "'holding' $19,000 for him, and when they broke up, he demanded the money back. She returned $10,000 and said she spent the other $9,000,” prosecutors said, adding that from the time of the breakup until Pack’s murder, the ex-girlfriend claimed Dan was “harassing and abusive” and she had to get an order of protection against him.
Police investigating the case used cell phone records to connect Dan to his alleged co-conspirators, Ricky Vance and Terrance Marche. Detectives also determined Vance owned the Cadillac allegedly present at the shooting and the vehicle had counterfeit registration tags they claim Marche had procured.
Vance was placed under arrest in April 2021 and Marche went missing a short time later after taking a trip to meet Dan in Honduras, prosecutors said.
Dan is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Vance also faces a first-degree murder charge in the case.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide or the whereabouts of Terrance Marche is asked to contact the Montgomery County Detectives’ Tip Line at (610) 278- DOIT (3648) or Lansdale Borough Police at (215) 368-1801.