A MOTHER'S GRIEF | 'The streets need to be rid of people like this'
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - The mother of the Morgan State University student shot and killed outside a convenience store is speaking out, as the Baltimore Police Department release video of the suspects in her son’s murder.
Mary Harry sent a tearful plea to the public from her home in northeast Baltimore Thursday evening. She wants people to help police find her son’s killer.
"I just want people to try to capture them and help others so this can't happen to nobody else. The streets need to be rid of people like this. They're heartless," said Harry.
The heartless people that Harry talked about were captured on surveillance video.
A gunman and another man are seen moments before Harry’s son, 19-year-old Jonathan Tobash, was gunned down last week. Harry sent her public plea one day after police released the video.
"I do feel Jonathan hugging me and telling me, 'Try to get justice for this.' And I want to do whatever I can to, you know, bring justice to him, so that his death will not be in vain," said Harry.
The shooting happened December 18 at about 10:30 that night outside the T-and-A Mart corner store on Pelham Avenue. Police say Tobash, a Morgan State University Engineering major, had walked up during a robbery and immediately became a victim himself.
The last few frames of the video show the suspects running while firing a final shot. Jonathan’s mother is still stunned by what happened.
“I couldn't believe that it was Jonathan. I just don't know why,” said Harry. “Like I said, I prayed every day for God to watch over him, to keep him safe."
Funeral services for Jonathan Tobash will be held on Dec. 30 at Huber Memorial Life Center, 5700 Loch Raven Boulevard. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by services.
Calling hours will be Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 8728 Liberty Road, in Randallstown.
Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately after Saturday's funeral.
If you have any information about this case, you can text tips to police at 443-902-4824 or call 410-396-2100.