A Pottstown man has been charged with attempted criminal homicide in connection to the shooting in West Conshohocken on July 13th. Court documents show that 33-year-old Erik L. Marchese, Jr. was unable to make the $1 million bail set by Magisterial District Judge Maurice H. Saylor. He is currently held at the county’s correctional facility.
According to the affidavit, Marchese was living with his girlfriend’s family on the 100 block of Merion Avenue in West Conshohocken. On July 13th, he was in an altercation with his girlfriend’s father and returned to the home later in the evening when there was a second confrontation. During this confrontation, Marchese fired eight shots and fled the scene.
When police arrived, they discovered the victim who was then transported to Lankenau Hospital by Narberth Ambulance. The victim had been shot in the leg. According to a source is recovering and scheduled to be transferred from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility.
After leaving the scene, Marchese traveled through Bridgeport, Upper Merion, Norristown, and West Norriton, before finally surrendering in Lower Providence at the Wawa on Trooper Road.
In addition to attempted criminal homicide, Marchese is charged with two other felonies, Aggravated Assault (attempts to cause significant bodily injury or causes injury with extreme indifference) and Aggravated Assault (attempts to cause or causes bodily injury with deadly weapon), plus five misdemeanors. On another docket, he was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer. This additional charge had a separate $25,000 bail.