Teen fatally shot in Cincinnati's Evanston neighborhood was junior at Purcell Marian HS

Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-04 00:08:40-05

CINCINNATI -- A teen shot to death Friday night attended Purcell Marian High School and was son of a Catholic school principal.

Gregory Thompson Jr., 17, was found dead inside a home in Evanston. Thompson, a junior,  was listed on the school's football roster last season.

A Facebook post on the Catholic Schools – Archdiocese of Cincinnati page asked for prayers for Thompson’s family, including his mother, principal of St. Joseph School.

Police officers were called to Wabash Avenue near Hewitt Avenue at about 6:45 p.m. Friday.

The Cincinnati Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating.

According to crime data on the city's website, it is the first homicide in District Two so far this year.

Anyone with information about Thompson's death is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040 or submit a tip at  Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.