Deputies name persons of interest in fatal China Wok robbery

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County deputies name two persons of interest, wanted in connection with the murder of a woman gunned down while working at an Orange County Chinese restaurant earlier this year.

Nearly two months after Anna Sun was gunned down at the China Wok restaurant in the Pine Hills community, her killer is still on the run.

"It's a travesty. Her family is hurting. Our community is hurting," said Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel.

Monday, investigators named Raymond Barnes Jr., 22, and Calvin Washington, 20, persons of interest in Sun's murder.

Authorities wouldn't say what led them to the men, but they believe the duo know what happened that night and possibly know the killer, seen in surveillance video.

Deputies said the man tried to rob the China Wok, but there was a language barrier, and while Sun tried to understand the robber's commands, he shot her, then pistol-whipped another worker.

"She was gunned down, in cold blood, for doing nothing more than working at her job," said Watrel.

Authorities wouldn't say how the new persons of interest are connected to the crime.

WFTV dug into their backgrounds and found Barnes has been arrested at least 12 times, including for battery, burglary and drug possession.

Washington also has a criminal past, including an arrest for domestic violence.

The restaurant has not been open since the murder, but is scheduled to reopen on Friday.