16-year-old arrested, charged in shooting death of Purcell Marian student

EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police arrested a teenager in the shooting death of 17-year-old Gregory Thompson Jr.

Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old and charged him with murder for the Evanston shooting that left Thompson dead.

The shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. on March 2 on the 3300 block of Wabash Avenue, near Hewitt.

Police say they found Thompson shot to death inside a home.

The Purcell Marian principal said in a message on YouTube Sunday that Thompson was a junior at his school.

"Greg's only been with us a year, he transferred in this year, and he has a huge friend base, a very positive friend base. He also has made some very positive and lasting relationships with teachers and staff," Andy Farsing said.

Police are still investigating this as a homicide and anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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