Vigil held for young, 'protective' Richmond father killed in shooting

Posted at 11:10 PM, Feb 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-09 04:35:11-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A young father to a teenage daughter was honored in a vigil on Wednesday night, almost two weeks after he was killed in a shooting outside the Tiger Mart in Richmond's Gilpin Court neighborhood.

His family described him as someone who was protective of all the women in their family. Now, they are having to learn how to live without him.

The tears and candlelight on Wednesday night were not far from where Tyrese Robinson was killed.

"My brother just couldn't break away from what he knew. He was a loving person. He loved his daughter, that was his heart, and he loved his fiancée and her kids. That was just him."

Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett that after Robinson was shot, detectives believe that someone shot his killer to death.

Now, grieving families are left behind to sort out the pieces of the tragedy.

Police who attended Robinson's vigil urged people to change the narrative from "me" to "we."

"We have to want to make a change. We have to start respecting each other. We have to place a different value on life. This doesn't make sense because it's not one person. It's an entire family and friend circle grieving and suffering from one incident."

"It starts with encouraging each other and from now on, if y'all see a situation about to happen, don't pull your phones out and definitely say Black Lives Matter. And I mean, within our people. It's not about the white man or protesting the police. I'm talking Black Lives Matter towards us, us as a community, us as Black people, it matters."

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