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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A memorial service has been planned for the family and friends of Zhen Bo Liu, who was killed on June 14 while delivering food in Wilmington.
Liu's family will gather privately at 10 a.m. in the Magnolia Room at Coble Ward-Smith's Oleander Chapel on Saturday, June 30. A memorial service will follow at 10:45 a.m., according to Dignity Memorial.
Five teenagers and a 20-year-old man are facing charges related to Liu's death. Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr., 20, and an unidentified 15-year-old were charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Marvin Lee White, 18, Manije Daneek Johnson, 16, and Rasheed Ramone Thompson, 16, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery after over 600 hours of investigation.
Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said the group ordered approximately $48 worth of food, shot Liu, took the food, went back to a house, and then they all sat down to eat together.
Most people who live and work in the area knew Liu as China King's delivery driver. Several folks stopped by the restaurant the day after he died.
Patrick Piner used to work with Liu at another Chinese restaurant a few years ago. He said most people there called him Shi-Fu.
"He was just a hard worker you know. He did a lot of the stuff in the kitchen and everything else. He was very reliable," Piner said.
The manager of Liu's former place of employment China King, Ting Cheng, said he feels "happy" and "relieved" to hear that arrests were made.
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