On Monday, May 14, science teacher Marcus-David L. Peters was fatally shot by police on Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia. Reportedly, Peters was being pursued by cops after a hit-and-run. Police claimed he hit two more vehicles after the initial accident and then drove off the road.

WTVR.com reports, “Peters emerged from his disabled vehicle and ran into the northbound lanes of I-95. He was not wearing any clothes. Peters then ran back towards the on-ramp and charged the RPD officer, who deployed his Taser in an effort to disable Peters. It proved ineffective, so the officer fired his service weapon, striking Peters, who was unarmed.”

Peters died shortly after midnight on May 15. He was only 24 years old.

Peters’ mother Barbara Peters told Richmond Times-Dispatch, “That was not my son. This is just so out of character. Something went terribly wrong.” See the photo below of Marcus-David.

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham released a bizarre statement that emphasized that a naked, unarmed man might still be considered a threat.

“We are all deeply affected by what happened here – by the loss of life,” he said. “Our officers do not take the use of deadly force lightly. I think it’s important to remember that being naked does not remove a threat. So far, the eyewitness accounts we’ve heard have been consistent: our officer tried using verbal commands, then used non-lethal force first by deploying his Taser before using his service weapon.”

The young man hasn’t even been dead 48 hours, and they are already attempting to justify the shooting? Why not offer condolences and say there will be an investigation? Reportedly, the officer who shot Peters is on administrative leave.

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Richmond, VA Police Defend Shooting Unarmed, Naked Science Teacher was originally published on newsone.com

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4 thoughts on “Richmond, VA Police Defend Shooting Unarmed, Naked Science Teacher

  1. Ted Gravely on said:

    To them, it’s just another n-word dead. They can somehow subdue a white school mass murderer, and a white church mass murderer. You can google Mitchell Wachter, Lincoln Nebraska. Not only did this man assault the officers, both of the officers went to the hospital. I’ll give you two seconds to guess his demographics. Somehow they manage to restrain and arrest him. However a naked black man is dangerous. Maybe he was armed and they had that other envy going. Otherwise, this makes no sense.

  2. How sad. Unfortunately, just because you’re unarmed, does not mean you’re not dangerous, especially if him not being stopped by a taser is any evidence, a person is hopped up on a drug of some kind. I’ll never forget seeing a female officer get almost beaten to death because she hesitated to shoot an unarmed individual who jumped on her on the side of the road. There are plenty of people who die after getting punched one time. The police are not trained MMA fighters. If a taser doesn’t keep you from charging at them, they will light your ass up. Dangling dick and all.

  3. SMH–why was this man NAKED in the street?
    Since he obviously had no place to hide a weapon–WHY THE FUCK WAS HE SHOT AND KILLED?????????

    Just another senseless MURDER BY PIGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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