ARC alumnus employee killed in auto parts store robbery

An American River College employee and alumnus was killed Thursday night during an alleged attempted robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Elkhorn Blvd. in Sacramento County where he worked, according to a CBS news report.

Marc Zhuchenko, 22, reportedly stabbed the armed robber in self-defense and in return was shot by the individual.

A man police have identified as the suspect, Michael Eugene Addson, 26, was detained by authorities after seeking treatment for stab wounds at a local hospital.

Zhuchenko worked in various departments at ARC, including the Center for Leadership and Development, the Dusty Baker Student Athlete Resource Center and the Counseling Center.

The ARC Associated Student Body Student Senate issued a public statement Friday which described Zhuchenko as “a student, a leader, a co-worker, an athlete and a hero.”

The Senate expressed condolences to his family and friends saying, “We as the Associated Student Body Student Senate mourn the loss of such a young inspiring man and a hero. He touched many lives at the American River College and his loss is felt by the entire student body.”

Follow the American River Current for more information regarding this story and for details about Zhuchenko’s memorial service.

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1 Comment on "ARC alumnus employee killed in auto parts store robbery"

  1. Bo Jabery-Madison | January 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Reply

    I am the men’s tennis coach and a Kinesiology instructor at ARC. I had the pleasure of having Marc in four classes over the last couple years. I also worked closely with him in the Dusty Baker Center. He was one of the kindest, gentlest, most accommodating people you could ever hope to meet. We need more people like Marc here on our campus. This is a heartbreaking loss and it is hard for me to believe that we will no longer have him here with us. He left this world as he lived, with great honor, bravery, and with the well-being of other people in mind. We will miss you Marc.

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