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Kristian E. Marche

Age 18

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

He raced his way to college

His mentor was excited when he scored a 1060 on his SATs, the highest score earned among his peers at Focused Athletics. A graduate of Imhotep Institute Charter High School, he excelled in football and track.

On the night before his first day at Pennsylvania State University on a track and field scholarship, two teens attempted a break into his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He confronted the would-be robbers.

Later that day they returned, waiting for him in his driveway. Kristian E. Marche, 18, was shot in the head on East Pastorius Street in the West Oak Lane neighborhood on Aug. 13, 2018.

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Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy