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Salt Lake City police are requesting the public's help to locate a newly identified person of interest in a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred in July.
Homicide detectives have identified Martin Antonio Cruz, 22, as a person of interest in the July 5 killing of Paris Gustin.
Cruz is described as an Hispanic male, 6-feet-1, 158 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
In August, police asked for help in locating two other persons of interest in the case: Fortunato Nato Villagrana, 22, and Jonathan Ivan Padilla-Lopez, 22.
Police said Wednesday they had located and talked to Padilla-Lopez, but still wanted to speak to Villagrana, who is described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes who stands about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds.
At about 4 a.m. on July 5, Gustin and two other teenage males were throwing eggs at cars, according to police. One of the drivers struck by an egg got upset and tailed the three boys, who were traveling near 600 North and 1000 West.
Then someone in the egged car fired shots at the car Gustin was in, hitting him at least twice. The shooter then fled the scene.
The teens in the car with Gustin continued south, ending up at about 985 South and 1000 West, and called friends, who reported the incident to police. Gustin died about 4:15 a.m.
Anyone with information about the case, who may know the whereabouts of the persons of interest, is asked to call (801) 799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637. Please start your text with TIPSLCPD, which routes it to the police department. Then include any relevant information. Reference: case #16-120239.