Hopewell family seeks justice after 22-year old killed in nightclub shooting

The Tri-Cities

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Earlier this month, a 22-year old man was killed after a shooting at a Hopewell nightclub. His family has decided to speak out in search of answers.  

Trevon White was wounded in a shooting at Cambro’s Soul Food and Lounge on Sept. 8. He died two days later. 

The business has since been closed by Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, a fact that has made several family members of White happy to see. 

“We want closure, we can’t sleep, we can’t…some of us can’t eat at night,” said Markieca White, the victim’s cousin. “Some of us just going through terrible headaches, we just going through it.”

The past few days have been a roller coaster ride for White’s family. The victim’s mother told 8News she’s convinced someone knows something about the death of her son. 

“Somebody know who done it,” said Trevon’s mother, Keyon White. “Because it was whole bunch of people there, so somebody know who done it.”  

K. White told 8News her son was outspoken, knew everyone and someone who would give the shirt off his back for someone in need. 

Police say the shooting came out of a verbal argument that turned physical. Apparently, White got caught in the middle of it. 

White’s death was the fifth homicide in Hopewell this year. White’s family hopes something will be done by speaking out.

“We just don’t want this to be swept under the rug, we want justice,” said White’s aunt, Jocelyn Rose.

Trevon’s family plans to hold a march to honor his life and the other lives lost to gun violence in the city. 

Authorities have asked people with information about Trevon White’s death to call Hopewell Police.   

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