Who was Kuaron Harvey? Death, Obituary
A 14-year-old Missouri girl accidentally shot her 12-year-old cousin and then killed herself while streaming on Instagram Live during a birthday celebration.
Paris Harvey, 12, shot her 14-year-old cousin, Kuaron Harvey, before shooting herself on Friday, which was initially reported as a murder-suicide by St Louis Police.
The incident, which occurred at a house the family leased to celebrate birthdays, was later described as a “freak accident” by the children’s relatives.
The Cupples Station Loft Apartments at South 10th and Spruce Street were raided by police soon after 2 a.m. on Friday.
Kuaron and Paris, who had the same mother and father, were pronounced dead on the spot. Reports of a murder-suicide have been debunked by relatives, who claim it was a “freak accident.”
‘It wasn’t a murder,’ says the narrator. Paris’ mother, 35-year-old Shinise Harvey, told the St Louis Post-Dispatch, “It wasn’t a suicide.” ‘It was a weird accident,’ says the narrator. It took place.’
Harvey claimed she had not seen the video but had heard about it from family members.
Before the incident, she said the cousins were ‘trying to be too cool’ by live streaming from the bathroom of their downtown residence.
Susan Dyson, Paris’ grandmother, said she observed the two cousins’ Instagram Live video together.
Paris rushed for the gun after Kuaron was shot in the head, and it may have accidentally gone off, hurting her in the head as well, according to family.
‘It wasn’t like they were arguing or anything like that,’ Dyson said to the Post-Dispatch.
‘They were toying with the rifle when they shouldn’t have been,’ says the narrator. They shouldn’t have been doing it, of course. I believe it has just gone off. It went off by accident.’
Kuaron is thought to have brought the gun to the party, but investigators are still looking into who the firearm was registered to.
It’s unknown whether law enforcement will file charges against any of the adults in charge of the kids or their parents.
What Family Members Said
According to family members, Paris and Kuaron were very close, calling each other brother and sister and always face timing, rapping, making movies, and performing pranks on each other.
Following the children’s untimely deaths, police dedicated a memorial to them on social media.
‘We are offering our profound condolences to the family of Paris Harvey, 12, and Kuaron Harvey, 14, who tragically died on March 25, 22.’
Kuaron was regarded as a crazy eighth-grader who could do back flips for a long time.
The celebration was for teenagers and younger adults in the family, according to the Post-Dispatch.
Although Paris and Kuaron had been told they wouldn’t be able to attend the party, their mothers eventually agreed after the youngsters begged them to.
Tatyina Gilliehan, Paris’ sister, started a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses. Dara Harvey, Kuaron’s mother, has also set up a fundraising page.