AVP learns of pick-up homicide in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

AVP mourns the death of Clifford Williams, a man of 60 years, who was bludgeoned to death on Wednesday, March 14 in his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY. According to media reports, Williams met a 21-year-old man outside of a local restaurant and invited him to his home. It was there that Williams allegedly flirted with his guest and in response the guest attacked him with a dumbbell.

Williams’ stepfather, who lives at the residence, called the police after hearing the disturbance and seeing what occurred. The victim passed away at the hospital from his injury.

We send our care to his friends and loved ones.

AVP wants you to be safe. Use these safety tips when hooking up online or in person, and share them with friends. Hate violence is any act committed by a person or community against another because of hatred of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.


AVP encourages you to report violence you experience or witness to our free and confidential 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline at 212-714-1141 where you can speak with a trained counselor and seek support, or you can report violence anonymously online, or to ask for a counselor to reach out to you.