Man charged in killing of suspect in NC elementary teacher’s death

Union County teacher Ruijuan Guo (Photo courtesy of Union County Public Schools)
Union County teacher Ruijuan Guo (Photo courtesy of Union County Public Schools)

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.

RELATED: NC elementary school teacher shot during robbery attempt

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.

RELATED: NC teacher dies days after being shot during robbery attempt

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.

RELATED: Man killed in Charlotte hotel was suspect in deadly teacher shooting, source says

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s