Family of murdered HU student attends Stop the Violence forum

Posted at 11:17 PM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 23:17:44-05

Norfolk, Va. - Despite their grief, the Bose family made their way from Northern Virginia to the campus of Norfolk State University.

"We feel that this stop the violence rally will help prevent, help heighten awareness and all over the country that we have to stop this. We have to stop the violence," said Kimberly Bose, mother of murdered Hampton University student, Joseph Bose.

Bose died less than a month ago. According to Norfolk Police, he was at a party near the campus of Old Dominion University when he was shot and killed. Police say they they still don't have any leads in the case.

"It's just a very difficult thing to do, to be here and casting no aspersions towards Norfolk, Virginia but it has certain wounds for me. Very deep wounds."

Although the family still doesn't know who is responsible for their son's death, they are hoping by going to these forums, they can share their story and help spread the message that violence can't be tolerated.

"We just really think that this is an important rally to get the word out that we got to stop this as a community. It's senseless. We need to stop this."

In addition to talking about stopping the violence, the forum also touched on the problem police face, with no one coming forward with information.  Which is the problem the Bose family is facing right now, even with a $10,000 reward listed for anyone that can provide police with information that will lead to an arrest.

"Our silence is murdering our children. We have to speak up ."

If you have information about Joseph Bose' s murder, you are asked to take action and call the Crime Line. You can provide your information to police anonymously and even claim the reward anonymously as well.