Philly police seek killer of high school track star

Kristian Marche was killed the day before he was set to leave for Penn State.

Dan Wing
August 16, 2018 - 6:51 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A community is in mourning after a star high school athlete was shot and killed outside his home in West Oak Lane earlier this week. 

Kristian Marche, 18, should have begun settling in to his first week at Penn State University on Tuesday, but the Imhotep Institute Charter High School graduate, who was going to college on a track scholarship, never got there. Philadelphia Police say he was shot in the head, execution style, Monday night right behind his home. 

Lt. Norman Davenport says police believe some kind of communication got him to go outside the residence on East Pastorius Street.

"We believe someone knows who was in that driveway with Kristian," Davenport said, "and we're asking those who know to be courageous and do the right thing and contact homicide."

Davenport says investigators have recieved some calls, but right now they don't have any suspects or a motive in Marche's killing.

"Parents of students that attended Imhotep Charter High School, parents whose children ran track with Kristian, parents whose children live in the neighborhood to sit down with your children and ask your children if they have any information on this homicide," Davenport said.