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16-year-old girl fatally shoots Chinese school official while taking out trash from his Tennessee retirement home

By Tanya Clark 12:54 PM January 8, 2018
Ruxin Wang (second from right) and Myeisha Brown (L)

A Chinese school official who moved to the United States for retirement was shot dead by a teenager while he was taking out trash from his home, according to police in Tennessee.

74-year-old Ruxin Wang was shot dead while taking the garbage out of his house in Nashville.

His wife of 48 years was the one who discovered his body.

Witnesses reported seeing four teens wearing hoodies running from the scene.

So far, police in Tennessee have arrested two out of the four suspects who are accused of killing Wang.

The suspects in custody were identified as 16-year-old Myeisha Brown and a 14-year-old boy.

Brown has been charged with one count of criminal homicide.

Wang moved to the United States two months before being shot after retiring from work at the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Wang moved with his wife from China to Nashville in search of a better life and to be close to his son, Wang Yun, who moved to the United States in 2000.

Yun was a devoted son and he traveled with his parents around the world.

He is devastated by the loss of his father.

“You look at the Las Vegas shooting and you look at the Orlando shooting, and you think it is so far away from you, but it’s not,” Yun said. “I couldn’t imagine it could happen to our family, but it did,” he added.

People in China expressed shock and are upset over the senseless death of the beloved man.

“What a tragedy, this man spent his whole life educating Chinese children and teaching them morality just to move to the U.S. and get shot by American children,” one person wrote on social media.