RENO, NV - By all accounts Tony Cueva was a hardworking, young father of two, an aspiring professional boxer and an unlikely gunshot victim.
"Tony was a wonderful person who was loved by everyone who knew him," his mother, Sandy Glovin, told a press conference at the Reno Police Department Tuesday..
Friday night, July 18, 2014, shots were fired at an apartment complex on Purdue Drive just west of Reno's main post office.
Two units were hit. One bullet crashed through the wall of the apartment where Cueva was tending his one-year-old son. He was struck in the chest and died at the scene.
"We live now with the unknowns of what his life could have been," says his mother. "He is greatly missed every day. Our hearts are heavy. Nothing can bring him back, but we need to focus on the person or persons responsible for this crime."
Though rumors have circulated about a motive behind the shooting, investigators don't believe Cueva was an intended target, but the victim of a stray bullet in a shooting with no known motive.
"There's no known link at this time to Anthony or any criminal activity or motive that led to the shooting that ultimately took his life," says Reno Police Lt. William Rulla.
That's not to say they've gathered no information. Witness accounts and surveillance video have given them descriptions of three young African American men who were seen walking into the apartment complex before the shooting and running north on Harvard Way afterward.
All are in their late teens or early 20's, one with a distinctive pencil-thin goatee running ear to ear, another wearing a dark jacket with red stripes from armpit to waist.
"We need your help getting this person or persons off the street," says Glovin, "and we're seeking justice for Tony. If you have any information please come forward."
People with information are asked to call the Reno Police Department at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900. Secret Witness is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to arrest and prosecution.