Norfolk Police on college student’s murder: ‘We need the community’s help’

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 17:40:54-05

At least twenty people saw Joe Bose get shot to death Halloween weekend.

Police say, in almost thirty days since his murder, not one of those people has come forward with information on who the killer is.

"No one is coming forward. No one has offered any information. It's very frustrating," Norfolk homicide detective Darryl Jarvis told NewsChannel 3.

Joe, a journalism student at Hampton University, was at a party on 35th and Killam in Norfolk -- minutes from ODU.

The party spilled out onto the street. There was a fight, and Joe was killed.

Police say that's all they know.

"Streets talk.  Everybody knows what goes on out there. We just need that person to say 'I know what goes on out here and I`m tired of it, and I want to do something about it.'"

The Bose family has tried doing something about it too. They've offered a $10,000 reward, passed out fliers, and pleaded with NewsChannel 3 viewers to take action for their son.

"I am just begging people to pick up the phone as a mother who's heart is shattered. I lost an excellent son, a good friend, a good student, a good journalist. Please pick up the phone and call the crime line," Joe's mom, Kimberly Bose told NewsChannel 3.

To take action against crime, call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.