RICHMOND, Va. -- A New Kent mom and dad said an app used to sell items like furniture and phones contributed to their son's death. Now they are asking the public to take a close look at surveillance video Richmond Police recently released of a suspect in their son's death.
Josh Grey was shot and killed last Monday afternoon, the day a tornado outbreak spread across Central Virginia.
"It was the day of the tornado and I called [Josh's mom] and said did you talk to Josh today,” Josh's dad said, who asked CBS 6 to hide his identity, said. "He had joined some app called ‘Letgo.'"
Similar to Craigslist, Letgo is an app that helps you buy and sell items to people nearby.
Josh Grey was lured to Mechanicsville Turnpike and shot dead, Crime Insider sources said.
Richmond Police responded to a convenience store at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Carver Street for the report of a person down at approximately 1:36 p.m. on Monday, September 17.
The man seen in surveillance photos released by Richmond Police robbed Grey of his iPhone, Crime Insider sources indicated. A wounded Grey crawled into a nearby convenience store and died.
Grey, 23, had dreams of modeling, living by the water, and hanging out with his younger brothers.
"I just hope that everyone that sees this video tonight, that if there's someone out there that know something, they can reach out to police and help them solve this crime," his grieving father said. "It's a senseless tragic crime. It never should have happened."
Grey's family has set up a scholarship in his name.
Grey was buried Sunday. His mom and dad said he must have been smiling down from heaven as his beloved Washington Redskins won that day.
This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.
Anyone with any information about this homicide to call Major Crimes Detective T. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.