A Union County teacher shot during a robbery attempt in South End late Friday died Wednesday morning at Carolinas Medical Center.
Ruijuan Guo, 33, was shot on East Park Avenue as she, her boyfriend and a friend were getting into a car. Guo taught Mandarin at Kensington Elementary in Waxhaw.
A man shot to death at a hotel in southwest Charlotte on Monday night was a suspect in Guo’s shooting, according to a police source.
The body of 40-year-old Louis Henry Fuqua was found late Monday at the Econo Lodge in the 500 block of Clanton Road, after officers responded to a call of shots fired.
WBTV’s source said Fuqua was probably killed by other suspects “to keep him from talking to police.”
According to a police report released Monday morning, Guo’s boyfriend told police they were getting into a car with a friend when someone approached the 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.”
Police said the investigation is ongoing, but have not released a description of a suspect.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 704-432-TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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