Man killed by person he met through Facebook

Posted at 3:02 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 15:03:12-04

Chesapeake, Va. - A 21-year-old man was shot after meeting up with someone he talked with on social media.

In November 2015, Cedric Towe thought he was meeting up with a girl he talked with on Facebook named "Kia", according to a search warrant.

Cedric Towe was described as hard working. He held two jobs, loved his family and fashion.

Charles believes jealousy was the motive behind his son's murder.

"[Cedric] worked hard to get his clothes and his shoes.  He loved dressing and all that stuff. I do believe some people are jealous of that,” said Charles Towe.

A search warrant states that Cedric was texting his friend minutes before his death.

The friend asked for a picture of Kia. Cedric responded, “She has a Facebook but it looks like she deactivated it.”

Moments later, Cedric walked behind a townhouse on Colonial Way where he was shot and killed.

"I feel bad because for one I dropped him off," said Charles Towe.

Charles said Cedric wanted a ride and resisted, but then changed his mind and drove his son.  Charles told Cedric to leave his new gun at home, a decision he says he now regrets.

"It's getting crazy out here.  All the shootings stuff...I wanted him to be able to protect himself but I didn't want him to carry until he knew the laws on it, you know, and that's why he didn't have it with them that night because I kept it," said Charles Towe.

Now, Charles is hoping for an arrest.

"Even if they don't catch him, God knows who did it--so either way they're going to have to face it anyway,” said Charles Towe.

Charles believes people in neighborhood where his son was killed know more than what they are telling police.

"Everybody has to stop being scared to talk in any case, it can be any case that's going on out here because what's happening is we're losing our community to these people and we need to stand up and take our community back," said Charles Towe.

The Chesapeake Police Department has not released a motive for Cedric's death or any suspect information. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text CHESTIP with information to CRIMES (274637). Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a case reward for information leading to an arrest.