Two years later, father still looks for info in son’s death

Two years later, father still looks for info in son’s death
Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-15 20:13:49-04

Norfolk, Va. - Nearly two years after his son’s sudden and tragic death, James Cummings is offering advice to other parents.

James’ son, Christopher, was shot and killed at his home on West 42nd Street in Norfolk in June of 2011.

His dad says it’s believed that three people broke into the home, shooting Christopher and his roommate.

His roommate survived.

He explained how difficult the past two years have been on his and his family, especially since police still haven’t made an arrest in the case.

“When you have a son who's 20-years-old and you were there for him baseball games and help him do his homework and learning his spelling words and picking him up from school and not to have him anymore is probably harder than any parent can imagine,” Cummings says.

Christopher was a junior at Old Dominion University. He was studying criminal justice and had a nearly-perfect GPA.

He’s also the nephew of Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, who made a promise to find those responsible.

His dad hopes, in the coming weeks, there will be some new developments in the case.

In the meantime, James Cummings is desperately asking anyone with information to come forward saying there’s still a $10,000 reward being offered.

“I used to tell Christopher you got to watch out who you associate with because you may not be looking for trouble but trouble may come find you,” he says.