Friends and family of Tyreese Robinson gather to mourn
In the waning light of a springlike evening, friends and family gathered Wednesday at the Calhoun Center playground in Gilpin Court to honor Tyreese Robinson, who was killed Jan. 27.
Robinson, 30, was killed in the 1300 block of St. Paul Street. Terry Brown Jr., 25, was also killed.
Police continue to investigate the shootings.
Several visibly sad people hold lit candles
Tyreese's mother Shirley Robinson and sister Latisha Roane hold candles in his honor. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Two visibly sad Black women hold candles while standing behind Deputy Chief Sydney Collier, who is speaking into a mic.
Deputy Police Chief Sydney Collier addressed the crowd on Wednesday. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Five people stand with varied green and black balloons.
Tyreese Robinson is the third Richmond City homicide victim of 2023. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Several community members stand to mourn Tyreese Robinson.
Tyreese Robinson was remembered by family as a protective father and someone who always held down a job. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Latisha Roane takes the mic to speak about her brother Tyreese.
Latisha Roane wore a Philadelphia Eagles shirt at Wednesday's vigil in honor of her brother's favorite NFL team. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
Several vigil attendees hold candles and balloons aloft
Candles and balloons were held high as a final tribute to Tyreese Robinson on Wednesday. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)