Car wash to raise reward money for son's killer

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MESA, Ariz. -- It was 11 p.m. on the night of July 25th. Gunshots rang out in a Mesa tri-plex near Mesa Dr. and Brown. 

Mesa officers arrived to find 26-year-old David Cruz shot to death inside his apartment. Nearly a month later, investigators have little clues as to what happened or who did it.

On Saturday, Cruz's family held a car wash to raise reward money through Silent Witness.

"We don't know if it was a break-in or what," said Elizabeth Cruz, David's mother. "All we know is that three people fled the scene, that's all we know."

Cruz described her 26-year-old son as a lover of music and animals.

"He had the kindest heart," said Elizabeth Cruz.

David was a music producer and had dreams of opening up dance studio for underprivileged kids.

The shock still hits this grieving mother.  

"It's a nightmare. No parent wants to bury their child. They're suppose to be burying us," she said as she held back tears. 

Elizabeth Cruz wants answers and she wants justice. 

Silent Witness is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.  You can call anonymously at 480-948-6377 or give a tip online at