Arrest made in July shooting of Teenager

Salt Lake police have made a made a major break in the case of a high-profiling shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. Martin Antonio Cruz, 22, was arrested by the Metro Gang Unit for investigation of murder in the July killing of Paris Anton Gustin. The 16-year-old was inside a Honda with two other teenagers, who were driving around the Fairpark neighborhood and "egging" other vehicles when someone in a white Nissan Sentra fired several shots at them.

Gustin was sitting in the front passenger seat, was shot and killed. Gustin's family had made several public pleas for information regarding their son's death.

Investigators believe Cruz was the driver of the vehicle that chased Gustin and his friends. He was named as a person of interest in the case by police. He was arrested about 4 a.m. Friday morning. After his arrest Cruz told detectives that he was "driving the vehicle at a high rate of speed trying to catch up with the driver of the other vehicle, while his passenger fired an AK-47 at the victim. As of Friday the suspected gunman has not been arrested.

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