University to hold candlelight vigil for Pittsford man shot and killed in Washington, D.C.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University is holding a candlelight vigil in honor of Ryan Realbuto, the man from Pittsford who was shot and killed in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

D.C. Metro Police suspect it was a botched robbery.

Realbuto graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School and St. Bonaventure University and he was volunteering with Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, a Catholic organization in D.C. He was killed after he left a church youth event.

The vigil is open to all St. Bonaventure students and will be held on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Doyle Chapel.

Realbuto’s aunt started a gofundme page to raise money for his parents to cover the costs of his medical expenses as surgeons tried desperately to save his life, the transportation of getting Ryan’s body back to Rochester, legal fees they will incur throughout the investigation, and the funeral costs of burying their son. The goal is $125,000 and so far they have raised over $119,000.