Suspect who killed Utah teenager in 2016 extradited from Mexico


The shooter is said to have gone mad when the victim threw an egg at him.

Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Paris Gustin’s aunt Shante McArthur places pictures of Paris Gustin ahead of a 2016 press conference to ask anyone with information about the Paris shootings to come along and assist. investigate. The man accused of murdering the teenager has been extradited from Mexico.

A man accused of shooting and killing a Utah teenager who allegedly threw an egg at him has been extradited from Mexico. Fortunato Villagrana was charged with murder in 2017.

According to the indictment, on July 5, 2016, 16-year-old Paris Gustin rode a Honda Civic with friends, drove around the Rose Park area and threw eggs. As a Nissan sped past them, Gustin is said to have leaned out of the front passenger window and thrown an egg through the open window of the other vehicle, hitting the driver.

Soon after, Nissan started chasing Honda. According to other teenagers in the Honda, someone leaned out of the Nissan’s front passenger window and opened fire. Gustin was hit in the head and back, and died a short time later.

According to the complaint, witnesses identified Villagrana as the man who had been hit with the eggs, and told police he went home and retrieved a gun – believed to be an AK-47. He went to find the teenagers who had thrown the egg, and fired several times at their car.

After the shooting, Villagrana left Utah and went to Mexico. In 2017, he was charged in 3rd District Court with murder and use of a weapon causing serious bodily injury, first degree felony; and two counts of discharging a weapon, a third-degree felony.

Salt Lake City Police announced that Villagrano, now 27, was brought to Salt Lake City by the United States Police Department on Thursday. He was booked into the Salt Lake County jail, where he is being released on $1,017,507 bail. Suspect who killed Utah teenager in 2016 extradited from Mexico

Yasmin Harisha

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