Police arrest second suspect in murder of gay Decatur man

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A second suspect in the June hate crime murder of Trey Peters has been arrested and DeKalb police continue searching for a third person involved in the homicide.

Shaleeya Moore, who lives in McDonough, was arrested Saturday and charged with armed robbery and felony murder, according to Sgt. Jacque Spencer of the DeKalb County Police Department. She remains in the DeKalb County Jail. Police obtained warrants for Moore’s arrest earlier this month.

Clayton County police arrested another suspect in Peters’ (photo) death on unrelated charges in June. Joshua Ellis will face the Clayton County charges first, according to Spencer. 

DeKalb police released photos of three suspects on June 21. The three are wanted for allegedly gunning down Peters on June 4 as he walked to a MARTA station in Decatur.

“There is still one outstanding suspect,” Spencer said Tuesday.

Witnesses said two men drove up and demanded that Peters, 28, give up his backpack. They yelled homophobic slurs before shooting Peters twice and fleeing in a maroon four-door truck. One witness said there was “at least” a third suspect, who drove the vehicle.

DeKalb police labeled it a “hate-motivated” crime on the incident report.

Anyone with information about the crime should contact DeKalb police at 770-724-7850 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

(h/t Decaturish)


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