Philadelphia

Memorial Service Set for Developer Stabbed to Death Near Rittenhouse

Sean Schellenger, 37, died after being stabbed in the back a block from Rittenhouse Square Thursday night. Michael White is accused of murder.

What to Know

  • Real estate developer Sean Schellenger died shortly after being stabbed in the back just one block from Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square .
  • Witnesses told investigators an argument between the victim, who was riding in a car, and the suspect escalated.
  • Michael White, a college student, is charged with murder.

A memorial service is set for a Philadelphia real estate developer who was stabbed and killed in a confrontation with an Uber Eats delivery bicyclist.

The service for 37-year-old Sean Schellenger will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Radnor High School Auditorium.

Late Friday, 20-year-old college student Michael White turned himself in. He's charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime in Thursday's stabbing. He attends Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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Sean Schellenger. See Larger

Police say Schellenger was riding with two others in a Mercedes-Benz when a confrontation ensued with White. Police say he pulled knife from his backpack and stabbed Schellenger.

Greg Thompson, a spokesman for White's family, says he acted in self-defense.

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Michael White speaks with family before turning himself over to police in the stabbing death of a real estate developer in the city's Rittenhouse section. See Larger

He says White kept a knife in his backpack for protection because he delivered food late into the night.

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