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Mother of murdered 14-year-old Port Richey boy looking for answers

Hopeful killer will be caught soon
Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 18:32:59-05

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — “I called him Christian. His friends called him Chris,” said Christian Robinson’s mother, Tanya.

She says those friends are helping her cope with her son’s murder.

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Many of them showed up to a vigil at Sims Park Monday night to remember those killed in the Parkland school shooting.

Christian’s name was added to that list.

“He always thought that nobody cared. But he was amazing. And this shows it,” she said.

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office says they are still looking for the person who was driving a Mazda Protege on Valentine's Day down Ridge Crest Drive in Port Richey.

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They say the driver shot into the car just ahead, with Christian in the backseat. 

A bullet hit the Chasco middle school 8th-grader in the head, and he died Saturday.

Investigators say they don’t know yet what led to the violence.

But they also released a sketch of what the shooter may look like.

Christian’s mother says she doesn’t know what happened either.

“But somebody does. Somewhere. And they just need to, not only for me, but for his memory give him justice. Somebody knows something.”

Tanya says Christian was looking ahead to high school and picking electives. 

He loved music and his friends. 

“I find myself for instance walking past his bedroom, and I always look in in the morning before school, and he wasn’t there. It’s just like he’s at a sleepover or something. It hasn’t hit me yet,” she said.

Crime stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Christian’s memorial will be early next month.