Kevin E. Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man from Camas, has been identified as the man shot and killed last week by Clark County sheriff’s deputies in the State of Washington.
The shooting caused an early-morning demonstration by Black Lives Matter, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the parking lot at a US Bank branch.
Peterson is a father too. He was the father of a 4 month old baby girl. Camas police detective has now began to lead the investigation into the death of Peterson Jr.
The report said that Peterson Jr. was reportedly selling drugs in the parking lot when police approached him. He began to turn and run, as the police narrowed in on him he brandished a firearm and shot at the police, that is when police reportedly shot and hit him multiple times.
This is a wild story, and we cannot say who is right or wrong at this point, but lives are continually being lost to violence. We need to come together. This should not keep happening.
A GoFundMe established Oct. 30, by Peterson’s father, Kevin Peterson Sr., had raised more than $52,000 for the young man’s family as of Nov. 4. On the GoFundMe page, Peterson’s father describes his son as “a happy young man with his whole life ahead of him” who has now “become another face of racial injustice.”