NCAVP mourns the death of Ronald ‘Trey’ Peters III, a 28-year-old gay man who died from a gunshot wound on June 4th in Atlanta, GA. Media reports say, ‘The fatal shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Peters was on his way to the MARTA station before work, his partner told police. Multiple witnesses said that as Peters walked down the roadway, two men got out of a truck and put on masks, the report said. The men told Peters to hand over his bag, a witness said. The incident report indicates one of the men then called Peters an anti-gay slur.”
Peters was a beloved social worker, living in Decatur, GA. According to a family obituary, Peters is survived by his parents, grandfather, brother, and partner. A friend writes of him, “Trey always included me and made me feel like part of the group in the JSU drama department. Performing with him in “Death by Darkness” was a highlight of my time there. His and presence were a gift to everyone who knew him.” Condolences may be offered to the Peters family online at www.kilgroefh.com Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City.
We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence against our communities. If you need support in these difficult times, you can always reach out to your local NCAVP member. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach our free bilingual national hotline at 212-714-1141 or report online for support.
NCAVP works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs and affiliate organizations who create systemic and social change. NCAVP is a program of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.