Last Saturday, as Eli Paul and his family, were leaving for a fancy dinner, they noticed a man lying on the ground and signaling for help with his arms. Paul exited the vehicle and ran for assistance. Paul admitted to grabbing his chest to KSL-TV. “A bullet wounded him.”
Later, according to police, Florida resident Deliford Knight, 41, had just returned from a sneaker convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 150 S. On September 3, West Temple. A police report claims Knight and a few friends have a history of going to conventions like the one in Utah on Saturday to con people out of their money.
Charges filed earlier this week state that Nogolweit “Nunu” Kug, 18, shot and killed Knight after being the target of the alleged con. Joshua Goy Riak, 21, and Deng Mawut Buk, 22, have also been charged with the murder of Knight. Deng Buk is, according to KSL.com, the brother of Buk Buk, who is accused of killing University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe last October.
Despite not being present during the Saturday shooting, Paul and his family said they would never forget the scene upon their arrival. Paul squatted alongside Knight to try and console him. Paul told Knight, “I get you; I bring you. But Knight passed away shortly after.
Paul said, “I didn’t know he was going to pass away. He took his final breath after his eyes rolled back and went like this when he passed away. Police can be heard telling Paul initially sent them to the wrong address as they arrived shortly after on the cellphone video.
Paul claimed that he had been taken to the police station for questioning before meeting with therapists there. He will see them again the following day. He claims that ever since he has changed. Paul confessed, “I cry all the time. I see his eyes when I close my eyes.