$25,000 reward offered in UCF grad's slaying

Orlando police search for culprits in Robert Bosso case

Robert Bosso.
Robert Bosso.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police on Friday announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for killing a University of Central Florida graduate last month.

Robert Bosso, 28, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt at the Verona at Valencia Apartments just before 11 p.m. Sept. 26, police said.

As many as five men who were wearing dark clothing are sought in Bosso's death, according to Orlando police.

"The act of that infectious coward that you aligned yourself with, who shot Robert Bosso, has now put your future on the line," Orlando police Detective Mike Moreschi said.

Police stressed that the crime was random.

"Random acts of violence scare us, and they should," Moreschi said. "It could have been any of us."

After the slaying, News 6 spoke to Bosso's mother, who said his girlfriend was with him when he was shot. The couple had just returned from dinner when the attack occurred, she said.

"I need an ambulance bad," the girlfriend said to a 911 dispatcher. "My boyfriend's been shot."

According to Bosso's mother, Bosso had spent the day with his father on Saturday and went to church, adding that her son was very religious. Bosso worked at Lockheed Martin.

"I was meeting with his mother last week and she said, 'He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.' And I said, 'No, he wasn't. He was coming from dinner on a Saturday night with his girlfriend.' This could've been any of us," Moreschi said.

Anyone with information about Bosso's death is asked to call the Orlando Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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