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.
The suspect’s name was not released, and a second suspect remains at large.
According to police, the suspects are age 15 and 16. The suspect who was taken into police custody was the 15-year-old boy. There is no motive for the murder.
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“He was a good kid, on his way to a great education and future and someone in an act of cowardice just cuts him down,” said Jack Duncan, a mentor of Marche’s as part of the organization Focused Athletics, via local news station “He did his SATs, went to school, got good grades, he took care of his teammates, the kid did everything right. For him to end like this it’s heartbreaking,” he said. in Philadelphia. “He did his SATs, went to school, got good grades, he took care of his teammates, the kid did everything right. For him to end like this it’s heartbreaking.”
The organization 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.