Teen dies of injuries from weekend shooting in McDonald's parking lot

Posted at 9:31 PM, Mar 02, 2024

MURRAY, Utah — A teenage victim who suffered critical injuries was pronounced dead in the days after a shooting in a McDonald's parking lot.

On Saturday around 6:30 p.m., Murray Police received reports of a shooting at the fast-food restaurant at 4452 S. 300 West.

Officials say there were three teenagers in a car, and they had a gun. At some point, the gun was "discharged," police said, and one of the teens was hit. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

On Wednesday, Murray Police confirmed to FOX 13 News that the teen died of their injuries.

The suspect arrested in connection to the incident was identified as Jhon-Alvaro-Alarcon Paredes.

Detectives determined that he fled the scene after the shooting and later left the state. They tracked him to Colorado, where local police were able to find and apprehend him.

Paredes is awaiting extradition back to Utah, and officials say he is expected to face charges of attempted homicide.

Further information about the victim of the shooting, including his age and identity, as well as a motive behind the deadly incident was not made available.