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Mother of homicide victim: "Today it's my son, tomorrow it's somebody else's son"

$7,500 reward offered for information on west side homicide
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Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 09, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two photos of Nancy Rosado's son sit on the coffee table next to the couch.

The photos and memories of 23-year-old, Gabriel I. Texidor, is all she has left. He was fatally shot on Buffalo's west side in early July.

"Today it's my son, tomorrow it's somebody else's son. If he killed once, he'll kill again," Rosado said. She remembers her son as a "happy-go-lucky" kid. Texidor moved back to the area a few years ago, settling in Dunkirk with family. He loved to mountain climb, loved his family and as Rosado said, seemed to have friends in every place.

The 23-year-old surprised his mom at her Buffalo home on July 7th--the day he was killed. After he left her house, he went back to his old neighborhood to visit friends before he planned to go back to Dunkirk for work.

Rosado is pleading for any one with any information to come forward.

"There were just way too many people out there for people to say I don't know. I just can't except that answer," she said.

The shooting occurred on Pennsylvania Street between Trenton Avenue and Busti Avenue, Crime Stoppers Buffalo is now offering up to $7,500 for information leading to an arrest for those responsible.

Rosado said her son won't rest in peace until his killer is caught.

"If it takes for me to have to beg you, I will gladly beg you...he's my son I would've taken his spot if I could have."

Buffalo Police continue to investigate and are following up on multiple leads. Those with information are asked to call the confidential tip line at 847-2255.

Crime Stoppers Buffalo can also be reached at (716) 867‐6161 or by downloading the Crime Stoppers app.