College Football Player Accused Of Gunning Down Co-ed Near Campus, Police Said

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Source: Portland police; Portland State University

Apr. 6 2022, Published 9:09 a.m. ET

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A running back for a college football team in Oregon is accused of gunning down a teenage woman near campus, according to police and media reports.

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Around 1 a.m. on April 4, police in Portland, Oregon, responded to a shooting near Southwest College Street. The location is near Portland State University.

When officers arrived, they found a woman dead. The victim was identified as Amara Marluke, 19, according to Portland police.

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Authorities identified the suspect and Keenan Harpole, 20, and he turned himself in to police in Bend, Oregon.

Officials have not said if the suspect knew the victim or released a possible motive in the shooting.

Harpole is a freshman running back with the Portland State University football team. He is originally from Bend. According to a university profile, Harpole did not play in a game during 2021. He is majoring in applied health and fitness.


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