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 Aaron Francis Chapman

Aaron Francis Chapman

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 1 Sep 1993 (aged 17)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 35971 · View Source
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Aaron Francis Chapman, age 17, died September 1, 1993, after he was needlessly shot while at the Triad Center.

Born September 18, 1975 in Salt Lake City, to Frank R. and Delores Hadean Chapman.

He loved sports, especially baseball. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Graduated from Granite High School in 1993. Played baseball for Granite High. He was loved and adored by all the neighbor kids. Aaron touched the lives of so many people, he will be deeply missed.

Survived by parents, brother and sisters, Tony, twin sister, Ann Marie Stewart and husband, Wade, Mary Teresa Home and husband, Arthur; foster brothers and sister, Dinh, Noan, Doan, Dong, Dung and Mai; aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins; grandmothers, Mrs. Vida R. Chapman and Mrs. Ann Ferguson; a very special friend and baseball coach, Sal.

There will be a gathering of friends and family Monday, 11 a.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m .at the mortuary. Interment: Murray City Cemetery.

Deseret News Friday, September 3, 1993 Obituary


A Millcreek youth was shot to death Wednesday night during a gang-related confrontation at the Triad Center.

"It appears to be nothing more than statements about gangs that started the whole thing," said Salt Lake Police Lt. Marty Vuyk. Aaron Chapman, 17, was shot once in the chest with a .22 handgun and died at LDS Hospital about 11:15 p.m.

The shooting occurred about 10:45 p.m. after a concert featuring the bands Roger and Zap at the downtown Triad Center amphitheater. Chapman and a group of friends were driving out of the parking lot when another group of juveniles walking near an exit ramp on 300 West began "exchanging words" with them.

The second group began striking the people inside the car, Vuyk said. Chapman and the others got out of the car and the fight continued. A 17-year-old Rose Park youth driving by on 300 West saw the altercation and jumped out of his car to join the melee.

"He went to assist his friends, his gang buddies," Vuyk said.

During the fight, the 17-year-old pulled out a gun and shot Chapman in the chest. Friends drove Chapman to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Salt Lake police officers arrested the Rose Park youth about 5 a.m. Thursday at the home of a friend. The gun believed used in the shooting was also recovered.

Police do not know if Chapman was a gang member but said he associated with gang members. The suspect is a known gang member.

Deseret News Thursday, September 2, 1993

Buried next to his niece Monica Vigil




  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
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