A Florida man has been sentenced in the February, 2021 killing of a Jersey City father of three.

Superior Court Judge Carlo Abad sentenced Ariel Dumit, 38, to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for the shooting death of 34-year-old Christian Parra.

Christian Parra Jersey City
Christian Parra with family

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, at approximately 8:18 p.m. on February 28, 2021, Jersey City Police responded to the BJ’s Parking Lot at 396 Marin Boulevard after receiving a report of a shooting. There, officers found Parra with an gunshot wound to the torso.

Ariel Dumit

He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide.

Parra was the father of three young children. Following his death, a GoFundMe page raised $26,200 for his family. Parra's brother Eric Maldonado wrote “The pain of losing a loved one is something I think everyone can relate to but the loss of my brother is devastating to me and my family.”

In April, Dumit was found guilty of Murder; Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.