Sea-Hwan "Sean" Chang (April 25, 1980 – March 28, 2001) was a 20-year-old man who was beaten and mortally injured by a group of men in the parking lot of the Patriot Village Apartments in Annandale on March 3, 2001.
The previous day, Chang had administered a beating to Young Suh Jang and Sang-In Kim after one of the two men had thrown a piece of newspaper at Chang's car as he sat in his car with his girlfriend, Hyosun Choi, mistakenly believing that Chang was a friend of theirs.
The following evening, a group of men including Donnie Sunbo Shim, Chong Yi, and Jong Duk Choi, armed with a baseball bat and pipe and seeking to vandalize Chang's car as revenge for the beating, instead encountered Chang as he walked out of his apartment with Choi and another couple. The other three people in Chang's group wisely fled, but Chang shouted at the men to drop their weapons and fight like men.
They didn't, and beat Chang into a coma.
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