Family Pleads for Help Finding Son’s Killer


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The family of 16 year old Paris Gustin pleaded for the public’s help in finding the person who shot him. His mother Ashley described the hardship this situation has caused their family.

In the early morning of July 5th Paris and his friends were driving around egging cars near 600 N and 10th West in Salt Lake City.

One of the vehicles suddenly pulled out and began chasing the teens while shooting at them. Paris was struck and killed. His mother Ashley said life has been unbearable ever since.

“I dread going to sleep now as I know what awaits me every morning,” said Ashley. “The horrible reality that my child is dead and I will never see his beautiful face again.”

During a press conference at Salt Lake City Police Headquarters Ashley also had a message for whoever shot her son.

“You have not only robbed my child of his life, but my family and I of ours,” said Ashley. “You hunted my child and his friends down as they fled in terror and for what?”

 Paris’ family is hopeful that by telling about the impact this has had on their lives it will prompt someone to come forward.

Police believe someone has information on the case but hasn’t spoken yet.

Ashley said she understand for some there is a code of silence when it comes to talking with police. Although she asks people to but themselves in her shoes.

Police have a hotline people can call at 801-799-INFO (4636) or can text to TIPSLCPD. Information can be given anonymously.

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