CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The family of Timothy Croskey says he was a jokester, a member of Oscar Smith High School’s football state championship team, a father of two, and a loving man that will be missed this Thanksgiving.
His mother, Tracy Croskey, says it was never a boring time when the 25-year-old was around.
“The last thing my baby told me was, ‘I’ll be back,'” Tracy Croskey said. “You shouldn’t have to watch your child die.”
According to the Chesapeake Police Department, Croskey was shot and killed in his driveway in the 1200 block of Bell Tower Arch on August 17.
His mother says he had just returned home from work, took a shower, and was on his way to pick up one of his daughters.
Croskey says she heard the gunshots, but thought it was construction at the time. She says she was sweeping the floors when she noticed movement through the glass and she went outside to look. That’s when she says she saw her son bleeding on their front porch.
“Not only was he my child, but he was robbed of being a man, you know. He was robbed of having his family, of seeing his sister, his brother, the other family members,” Croskey said. “They get to talk to their parents everyday, relatives, kids, to say I love you. You know just to talk. I will never able to talk to my child again. They all should be punished for what they’ve done and I will accept nothing less.”
Police released surveillance footage of a suspect in August, but Croskey says no one has yet been brought to justice.
That is one of the reasons she says she’s asking for the public’s help in finding who killed her son.
“Just like they did this to one person, they can do this to someone else,” she said.
Croskey believes there are people out there who know more about the crime and she’s asking for anyone with any information to call the Chesapeake Police Department or anonymously call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
“For them to continue to live life like nothing’s every happened, it’s really hurtful,” Croskey said about the shooter.