Tempe Police Release Information on Suspects in Murder of ASU Student

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Zachary Marco
The Tempe Police Department today -- in the wake of criticism over how it's handling several unsolved murder cases -- released details about the suspects in the murder of a 21-year-old Arizona State University student.

Zachary Marco was shot near University Drive and Rural Road about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday October 17.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


Police received a tip at the scene of the shooting that two black males may have been involved. The two men left the scene before police got there.

According to police, the motive for the shooting still is under investigation, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide.

Today, police released descriptions of the two suspects.

The shooter in Marco's murder is described as a black male in his early 20s. He's about six feet tall, with a thin build and a short hair cut. At the time of the murder, he was wearing a white tee-shirt, blue shorts, and a red bandana on his head.

The second suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male. He's about five-foot-nine, with a medium build. At the time of the murder, he was wearing a dark T-shirt.

Police say both suspects fled the scene in a newer model, dark colored, smaller four-door sedan. No license-plate information is available, police say.

Last week, Marco's father, a defense attorney, publicly offered the accomplice in the slaying a deal: if the accomplice turns himself in and provids the identity of the shooter, Marco's father will make sure he gets the best defense possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.


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Bettycalter1956 Net
Bettycalter1956 Net

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Melissa
Melissa

This is the sadest news along with the young girl that was killed as well. I don't know what's going on and who these people think they are killing people over laptops and cell phones, but they are scumb of the earth and I hope when they get caught, the prosecutor goes for the death penalty. I am an ASU student as well, and college kids shouldn't have to worry about douches pulling guns for their possessions. I guess it's always easier to steal things from people that work for them, but stealing is one thing, but killing and taking the life of someone else is quite another. I hope they burn in hell.

Clueless50
Clueless50

Tempe Cops couldnt find their asshole if the mayor wasnt there to show it to them. Especially Tempes warrant squad.....no skills. Better turn the investigation over to DPS and the FBI boys and girls, your team sucks.

Hope you find the 2 niggers. Red bandana huh......give you a clue?

Midas
Midas

They probably hesitated to describe the suspects because the suspects are black. P.C.

eleanor
eleanor

They only want to release information in wake of the criticism????? Seriously?

Oceantrekker21
Oceantrekker21

Could do without the racism here but you certainly have a point about Tempe PD... not that DPS can do much better. There comes a point in the growth cycle of all cities where their municipal services either evolve or become obsolete. This "town" called Maricopa has been a corrupt backwater ratfuck of a place for so long that people are just starting to realize how fucked up the police services (i.e. sheriffs dept) are. They can pull over vehicles and hand out DUI's all day long, but a professional police department requires much more. The only thing I could recommend is stop hiring Prom King rejects from the midwest and refill the departments laterally from larger east coast cities (forget LA.. those guys have been fucked for a long time). I can't wait to see how these guys handle the passing of prop 203. It should be a non-issue for them but I can see the bullets whizzing over publicly-smoked joints now. At least the blue-hairs feel safe.

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