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A 19-year-old Portland State University student was shot dead near campus early Monday morning; a former school football player allegedly been charged with murdering him.
Amara Marluke , 19 a singer who studies music in college, was shot dead in a domestic violence incident around 1:00 am. m. near Southwest College Street and Sixth Avenue, The Oregonian reported.
Later Monday, Keenan Harpole, 20, a former running back for the Portland state football team, surrendered to police in connection with the deadly shooting, KOIN reported.
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Harpole was charged with second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons and domestic violence, the newspaper reported, citing police.
Marluke will be remembered as a devoted family member and an active friend at least since high school when she campaigned on issues of racial and social justice, the newspaper reported.
“To say that Amara was the light of our lives would not do justice to a beautiful and caring soul,” Marluke’s father, Bradley Marluke, told The Oregonian.
“Her devotion to her family and her friends was unwavering and for her to die a violent and senseless death is unimaginable,” said her father.
Amara Marluke and her sister were adopted by Bradley Marluke and his wife. Before the couple took custody of 9-year-old Amara, her father said she had a “difficult” start in her life growing up in foster care.
Marluke has been described by Portland State President Stephen Percy as “a living member of our community”.
“My heart breaks for Amara’s family and everyone who knew her,” Percy told the newspaper in a statement.