The name of the teenager who was fatally shot on Tuesday in Salt Lake City has been released by the police.
The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Paris Gustin. He also goes by the name Charlie Brown or Charlie Fishermen on Facebook.
The police found Gustin’s body shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday in a car. “Just a little bit past four we responded here on a shooting- that people called in and told us occurred – we found our deceased victim and our investigation is in process,” Lt. Craig Gleason with the Salt Lake City police department said.
Postings about a fight, which police think led to the shooting incident, were shared on social media prior to the 911 call. Two scenes that police said could be tied to the incident are being investigated. While Gustin’s body was found in a car at 985 South 1100 West in Salt Lake, shell casings from a firearm were found at 600 North 1000 West, as reported by FOX 13.
“At the very least we know there was another vehicle involved and shots were fired from that vehicle. We’re looking into the rest of how this whole thing transpired and hoping to be able to get some more information,” Det. Richard Chipping with the Salt Lake City Police Department said.
Police also said they believe there were other passengers in the vehicle with Gustin at the time of the incident. However, they had escaped the scene.
Gustin’s girlfriend, Jeynnie Valdovinos, said the couple had spent the Fourth of July with his family. She said he was funny, loving and outgoing.
“It’s hard to lose the one that you love,” Valdovinos said. “And to know that I am not going to be able to see him again. It’s really hard.”
More details regarding the incident are yet to be released by the police.