Union Co. teacher killing suspect accused of setting up deadly robbery

Union Co. teacher killing suspect accused of setting up deadly robbery

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A deceased suspect in the killing of a Union County teacher is accused of setting up the robbery that lead to the deadly shooting.

Louis Henry Fuqua, 40, and suspect in the killing of Union County teacher Ruijan Guo, was found shot to death at the Econo Lodge on Clanton Road on September 12. Sources told WBTV he was shot multiple times.

Michael Mandrell Marble, 33, was charged with first-degree murder in Fuqua's death.

According to a police source, Fuqua was one of the suspects in the robbery and shooting of Guo. Police said she was shot on September 9, on East Park Avenue during an attempted robbery. She died several days later at Carolinas Medical Center.

A warrant recently obtained details Guo was walking with her boyfriend, a friend, and Fuqua after leaving a club when Fuqua began advising someone on the phone of their location.

Fuqua reportedly said he was talking to a friend who was driving from Boone to the beach.

Fuqua said "we are right over here to the left," to the person on the phone, the warrant states.

"As Fuqua was stating this, the suspect vehicle pulled up from the left and the suspect exited the vehicle while it was moving," the warrant states. That's when Guo was shot and her boyfriend was robbed of $900.

Detectives say Fuqua set up the robbery and lead suspects to the location.

Cell phone records also show Fuqua providing details on his location.

Police have not said if Marble's arrest has anything to do with Guo's murder.

Guo, 33, was a teacher at Kensington Elementary School in Waxhaw, where she taught Mandarin.

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, 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."

A source told WBTV "Fuqua was probably killed by other suspects to keep him from talking to police."

Anyone with additional 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.


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