People are demanding answers after a Jamaican immigrant was found shot and killed in western Pennsylvania while attending a hunting trip with a former co-worker and friends.
A man identified as Peter Spencer, 29, was found dead on Carl’s Road in Rockland Township in the early morning hours of Dec 12. He was shot at least nine times.
“We are talking six bullets into the chest, two into the buttocks, and one we have a different opinion – either through the mouth or from the neck out of the mouth,” Tim Stevens, CEO of local organization, the Black Political Empowerment Project, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4.
The organization has been calling for an arrest for Spencer’s murder.
Spencer’s pregnant fiancee had dropped him off at a cabin in Venango County on Dec 11. A man he used to work with contacted him about the hunting trip on Snapchat.
“This time he was taken directly into the woods and not this person’s mother’s home … to the fiancé she didn’t totally feel comfortable with that,” Stevens said.
Shortly after Spencer was dropped off at the cabin, his fiancee said she received a text saying he was staying the night. Around 2:30 am on Dec 12, police were called to the cabin and found Spencer dead at the scene. A 25-year-old man was taken into custody and claimed self-defense. Multiple guns were also located at the scene.
Currently, no charges have been filed.
Local police say the investigation is ongoing pending autopsy results, toxicology reports, ballistic reports and lab results.
Now, Spencer’s family demands answers and fears this is a case of modern-day lynching.
Spencer’s family has set up two GoFundMe pages for funeral expenses and legal fees.
“This is a HATE CRIME!” Spencer’s brother wrote on the GoFundMe page.
“Peter was MURDERED in Rockland Township, Pennsylvania in a backwater rural town where he was completely vulnerable and cut off from everything and everyone.”
“He was slaughtered and killed in what I consider an act of MODERN DAY LYNCHING!”
I was in a neighboring town for work late last year and saw a confederate flag. You get a strange feeling in this part of the country.