July 7 Service for Amarr Murphy-Paine

Graphic with info on July 7 serviceA memorial service will be held for Amarr Murphy-Paine at 1:30 pm July 7, 2024, at Holgate Street Church of Christ, ​2600 S. Holgate St., Seattle 98144.

Amarr’s father, Arron Murphy-Paine, posted on his Instagram account:

Come out and show your love for Amarr July 7th. Let’s bring the WHOLE city together for “The Greatest” … Colors are Red, Gold, and white. Amarr was a special human being let a send him off right! SHARE THIS POST! LETS FILL IT UP!

Amarr, a Garfield junior, was shot and killed during the school day on June 6 after attempting to break up a fight in front of the Quincy Jones Performance Center entrance on the school campus. He was 17. 

  • Some memories of Amarr have been compiled.
  • A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with expenses.
  • Police have said that they have been impeded in their investigation because of a law that makes it harder to question minors who witnessed a crime. No suspect has been arrested as of July 5.
  • An evolving “Safe Schools Action Plan” was created by PTSA and other community leaders to urge City and District officials do more to deter violence and add supports for students, staff and others facing dangers on and around Seattle Public Schools campuses.