Charvas Thompson was arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana on January 12, 2023 in connection to the shooting death of Wendy Duan, a teacher at Alief ISD. Duan was found shot to death in her backyard in Sugar Land, Texas on January 9, 2023. Detectives were able to gather enough evidence to identify Thompson as the suspect and secure an arrest warrant. Thompson was arrested at a home in Shreveport by the Western District of Louisiana Violent Offenders Task Force. Duan and Thompson had met on a dating app a week before the shooting. Thompson’s criminal record includes a family violence case, a drug charge and a theft charge. Thompson is facing a murder charge and is expected to be transported to the Fort Bend County jail.
Alief ISD students and staff grieve for Wendy Duan
According to the district, Duan was a third-grade reading and writing teacher at Boone Elementary. The popular and beloved teacher was with the district since 2017.
Her district Twitter account was filled with photos showing her love for teaching and her students. They described her as a delightful, fun, upbeat and energetic educator.
While school officials declined to speak on camera, they released the following statement over the weekend:
“We are deeply saddened to learn about the tragic passing of Alief ISD employee Wendy Duan. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”
The district also said that students and staff at the school are heartbroken over her loss.
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