Sea-Hwan Chang

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1] The other three people in Chang's group wisely fled, but Chang shouted at the men to drop their weapons and fight like men.[1]

They didn't, and beat Chang into a coma.[1]

Chang was taken unconscious to the Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he died on March 28.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jackman, Tom. "Va. Man Convicted of Manslaughter in Group Beating; Victim had Challenged Men to Fight." The Washington Post: 0. Aug 30 2001. National Newspapers Core. Web. 7 Dec. 2012.
  2. "Probation, $2,500 Fine for Chang's Assault." Connection Newspapers. Connection Newspapers, 29 Jan. 2012. Web. 07 Dec. 2012.