15-year-old Bryson Vinson of East Walnut Lane in Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Kristian Marche, a rising track and field star who was set to attend Penn State University. A second suspect, 16-year-old Taron Small, remains at large.
From Philadelphia homicide Lt. Norman Davenport via ABC-6 News:
Davenport says one of the teens tried to break into the family’s home Aug. 13 and Marche was shot when he went outside.
Davenport says there was “some acquaintance” between Marche and the offenders but the nature of the relationship is unclear.
Kristian Marche, a star track and field athlete who was set to attend Penn State University on scholarship, was gunned down one day before he was set to move to campus. Marche was murdered on Aug. 13, being shot in the head in his driveway. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, it was announced that one suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of Marche.
Focused Athletics, an organization which had a mentor who encouraged Marche to fulfill his potential, will now be launching a scholarship fund for the highest-scoring SAT student in his honor. Marche, who was also a standout football player, had recently graduated from Imhotep Institute Charter High School.