Police named a suspect Thursday in the killing of Mohan Varughese, a Penn State Abington student who was killed last week for his motorcycle near Temple University.
Jeffrey Little, 19, of the 2100 block of North Marvine Street, shot Varughese for his red Kawasaki, said homicide Capt. James Clark.
Varughese, 23, was killed on May 9 while visiting his girlfriend, a Temple University student, at a house on Camac Street, a few blocks north of Temple.
The couple and some friends were sitting on the steps in the sun when Little put a gun to his face and demanded the keys to the motorcycle, parked at the curb, Clark said.
Varughese said, "Don't do this," according to police.
Little, who lived just around the corner, then shot Varughese in the chest and cheek. didn't even take the motorcycle. He just shot Varughese for not moving quick enough, Clark said.
Varughese, of Bustleton, had bought the bike with tips earned working as a Center City Valet. He was set to graduate with a psychology degree just two days after his death. He had recently landed a job as a mental health counselor at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
On Graduation day, Varughese's two brothers accepted his diploma after a moment of silence for the slain student.
Little is described as 5'9, 160 pounds, and heavily tattooed, including a tear drop under his left eye and "RIP Katie," on his neck. He has three previous drug arrests, police records show.
The U.S. Marshals are offering a $2500 reward for any information leading to Little's arrest, Clark said.
Tipsters should call the homicide unit at 215-686-3334.