Family And Friends Gather To Remember Murdered 16 Year Old

News

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah News) – About 150 family members and friends gathered in Liberty Park Wednesday night to remember the 16 year old victim of an unsolved murder.

Paris Gustin was shot and killed in the Fairpark area of Salt Lake City early Tuesday morning.

At a candlelight vigil Wednesday, his uncle Rex McArthur told ABC4 Utah News that Paris was an only child who just turned 16 on June 5th and recently completed his sophomore year at East High School.
 

“He was very active, loved to fish, loved to camp. He worked with the family business, so he was at the RV shop, loved cars,” McArthur said. “He was a good kid. No gang affiliations…This was a tragic, tragic murder is what it was and now the family is torn apart.”
 
Paris’ aunt, Shante McArthur, said he always loved to make people laugh.

“He was just a good kid,” Shante said. “He was sweet. He took care of his Mom. He took care of his Grandma. He cared about all of us, I mean all he wanted to do was be with family and you know we have a really big family and we were all very close. We were all together the night it happened, never knowing that when he walked out that would be the last time we would see him. None of us had any idea.”
 
“He was the greatest kid, the best smile in the world,” Rex added. “Just wanted to make everybody happy and we’re all going to miss him dearly and we need to find who did this. We need swift justice. Anybody that knows anything please please call the Salt Lake City Police. We need to get these guys off the street.”
 

The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating Paris’ murder.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to take donations for funeral expenses:
https://www.gofundme.com/2cw89hs4

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Utah VP Debate

More Utah Debate