Norfolk police investigating recent Granby grad’s death as homicide

Trajon Rivera

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead Sunday. Although police are calling it a homicide, the family of the victim says it was an accident.

Norfolk police responded to the 3700 block of Tait Terrace around 4 a.m. Family members say the victim was 19-year-old Trajon Rivera. He was in the garage with his brother, his brother’s girlfriend and Trajon’s best friend when a gun went off.

Rivera’s uncle says he did not know Trajon to have a gun, and doesn’t know where the gun came from.

William Rivera remembers his nephew, a recent Granby High School graduate,  as a good kid who loved cooking and wanted to start a food truck business.

“I don’t know how you deal with something like this, you know. They’re supposed to bury us, we’re not supposed to bury our children.”

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