PAGE – A young man killed in downtown San Diego April 22 has been identified as Page High alumnus Justice Boldin.
Boldin, 28, was killed in a pair of shootings that wounded four other people in the Gaslamp Quarter Thursday night, according to The City of San Diego Police Department.
Police received reports around 10:30 p.m. of gunfire along the 500 block of J Street, near the Pendry San Diego Hotel, said San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown.
Police said a man, later identified as 32-year-old Travis Sarreshteh of San Diego, walked up to Boldin near a valet station outside the Pendry Hotel and shot him without being provoked.
Police said the suspect began to walk away but quickly turned and fired again at Boldin.
Boldin had at least one gunshot wound to his upper body when officers arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit told reporters Friday that Sarreshteh proceeded to the 500 block of Fifth Avenue near Island Avenue where he confronted a group of people standing outside and then opened fire. Four people in the group were struck by gunfire.
Nisleit said several witnesses chased Sarreshteh as he fled northbound on Fifth Avenue. Two people tracked Sarreshteh and – with the help of other people – held him until officers arrived.
Boldin was an ACE Parking employee working as a valet team member at the Pendry
The company set up a GoFundMe (In Loving Memory of Justice Boldin) to raise at least $25,000 for Boldin’s family and wrote: “Justice’s life was senselessly taken. While we are still trying to make sense of what transpired, we are somewhat comforted to know that the suspect was apprehended and is in police custody.
“In this case, justice was upheld for our Justice Boldin thanks to the San Diego Police Department who quickly responded to the scene.”
Boldin was new to the ACE Parking family.
“He will forever remain an ACE family member,” the GoFundMe page reads.
The page raised $32,157 of a $40,000 goal as of Saturday evening.
Boldin’s uncle, Stephen Boldin, wrote in a Facebook post: “RIP Justice Boldin. He is with his dad up in heaven way too early. His life was taken from us (April 22, 2021). Words cannot express the emptiness I feel inside right now. Trying to wrap my head around this whole thing. I love you nephew.”
Justice Boldin was the son of Denise Bartlett Boldin and the late Marty Boldin. Justice was a longtime resident of Page-Lake Powell and a “local kid,” according to his family.
Those who would like to send flowers or cards to Justice’s family are asked to mail them to ACE Parking’s address:
C/O The Boldin Family
645 Ash Street
San Diego, CA 92101