Memorial Plans Announced For Teen Shooting Victims

By: KKTV/Catherine Bilkey Email
By: KKTV/Catherine Bilkey Email

Families of three teenagers gunned down last Wednesday night have announced plans about the upcoming memorials for the boys.

Austin Howse, Wayne Fix and Aaron Fix were killed by gunfire on Wednesday 27 on Mira Loma Circle. The prime suspect in the shootings is Michael Arangio, who killed himself during a standoff at an apartment in the 4600 block of Whistler Point on Saturday.

A memorial will be held for Austin Howse at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Nazarene Church, located at 5055 El Camino Dr.

Arrangements for the Fix brothers will include a viewing from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mountain View Mortuary, 2650 Montebello Square Dr. There will also be a service in their honor at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, located at 4285 N. Academy Blvd.

At a previous vigil for the three teens, many attendees called the event “senseless.”

The family of Arangio released a statement through a friend expressing “deep heartfelt sorrow for the loss” of the boys.

Previous Coverage:

Friends and family honored the memory of three teenagers gunned down in a vigil held at Russell Middle School Thursday night.

People young and old came out to remember brothers Aaron and Wayne Fix, and their friend Austin Howse, observing a moment of silence and praying for the boys whose lives were cut short.

The father of the brothers called them all great kids.

"I miss them,” Rick Fix said. “I wish they'd come home."

Senseless was the word used for the tragic event by many people at the vigil.

Susan Maffe, a mother of a friend of the boys, said the shooting affects the community.

“This has always been a safe area. We've always come to this park. We used to play softball here, and it's right down the street,” she said pointing to where the shooting happened on Mira Loma Circle.

The mother of Austin told 11 News earlier in the day that he “was the sweetest, the most good-natured. He had lots of friends. He loved everybody.”

Sharon Howse was greeted with many hugs at the vigil and people who echoed her words: “It’s hard to believe anyone would want to hurt these boys.”

District 11 is offering counseling to students affected. For more information contact them at 520-2148.

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  • by Anonymous Location: VILLAGE 7 on Aug 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM
  • by ANTHONY Location: VILLAGE 7 on Aug 3, 2011 at 11:06 AM
  • by unreal Location: cos on Aug 1, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    To those of you spewing your misinformed rhetoric about these kids being involved with gangs, drugs, ect. .... its better to have people THINK you are ignorant than to open your mouths and remove all doubt!
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      by ANTHONY on Aug 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM in reply to unreal
  • by Mariah on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    They were good kids. I was friends with Aaron, and he was good. You can say it's gang or drug-related all you'd like, but you're just being ignorant. I've known Aaron and Austin both since 6th grade and they were NOT in with the wrong people or anything. Please stop. It's such a tragedy. :(
  • by Deb Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    Mag is an idiot. So easy for people to judge others they dont even know. But you will be judged one day too and these types of actions will be considered so eventually you get yours. May you be shown the same kindness and respect if ever in the same situation. Have any idea what it is like to read these dumb comments from idiot people when you are going through this - do you even care. Obviously not - you should be ashamed of yourself. I know the family and you couldnt be further from the truth but it doesnt matter because your opinion is worthless.
  • by Q Location: Peyton on Aug 1, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    I am so very sorry for all of your all families involved. It is very tragic. I lived across the street from Wayne and Aaron when they were a bit younger. They were good boys. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
  • by Truth on Aug 1, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    Im sure these kids were all nice when they were eleven years and younger. I live in the neighborhood and know kids that new them. They did hang out with wanna be gangsters, pot heads, and drugs were involved to. They didn't get killed because they were late for church.
  • by DHS_Spartans Location: Peterson on Jul 29, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    It's so sad! Austin was my friend, and was in 3 of my classes. He was always so friendly, and funny, and always made everyone laugh! I miss him too. He was a great person. I love you Austin! R.I.P<3
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      by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2011 at 05:01 PM in reply to DHS_Spartans
      he was a good freind of mine even though i only knew him for 6th and 7th grde i always wanted to get back in touch w/ him but he is in a better place now and may he have a beautiful time in heaven i will miss him
  • by Brian Location: 200 yards from the scene of the crime on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    nice, KKTV. I click to watch the video, and I get the ad, but no video. twice. well, at least you're getting your ad revenue, even if you don't do the news part of the deal.
  • by David Location: Peterson on Jul 29, 2011 at 02:09 AM
    Really sad to hear about this negative event. An adult killing 3 teens in cold blood. Condolences to the families for their loses and suffering.
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