Cummings: Police Making Progress In Nephew’s Death

NORFOLK, Va. (WJZ) — Just days after his nephew was shot and killed, Congressman Elijah Cummings visited the crime scene.

Mike Schuh explains the congressman is asking for help.

The Maryland congressman says someone knows something about the death of his nephew and he’s urging anyone with information to come forward.

Two days after his nephew Christopher was laid to rest, Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings visited the scene of the crime.

“I want to make sure they look at his life as an example of what they can do.  He was truly a leader at that school,” Cummings said.


Christopher Cummings, 20, was shot and killed the morning of June 10 at his off-campus home near Old Dominion University. 

The congressman met with University President John Broderick to talk about campus security and student safety.

“There are other African-American children who are doing great things that are being slaughtered in our streets every day, some of them in Baltimore,” Cummings said.

The neighborhood where Christopher was killed has been plagued by robberies.  Congressman Cummings, a former criminal defense attorney, says someone knows something about this murder.

“Somebody knows what happened here,” Cummings said.  “We hopefully will get some tips and will be able to resolve this case.”

The school has already beefed up security.  Cummings says he hopes the students will create their own safety advisory committee.

Cummings is urging anyone with information on his nephew’s murder to call the crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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