CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — A man has been charged in the death of 40-year-old Louis Henry Fuqua, a suspect in the killing of a Union County teacher.
Fuqua was found shot to death at the Econo Lodge on Clanton Road on Sept. 12.
Michael Mandrell Marble, 33, was charged with first-degree murder in Fuqua’s death Wednesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Marble was identified as a suspect in the case, and that he voluntarily turned himself in.
According to a police source, Fuqua was one of the suspects in the robbery and shooting of Union County teacher Ruijuan Guo.
Guo, 33, was a teacher at Kensington Elementary School in Waxhaw, where she taught Mandarin.
Police say she was shot Sept. 9 on East Park Avenue during an attempted robbery. She died several days later at Carolinas Medical Center.
According to a police report, Guo’s boyfriend told police they were attempting to get into a car with another friend when someone approached their car. Guo’s boyfriend said that person pulled a gun and demanded his wallet.
The boyfriend told police “he could not get his wallet out of his pocket fast enough, so the suspect shot his girlfriend in the head and then ran off.”
Police said the investigation is ongoing, but have not released a description of a suspect.
A source told WBTV Fugua was probably killed by other suspects “to keep him from talking to police.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.