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Regrann from @dp_mind.and.soul - The man #Richmondpolice shot and killed along Interstate 95/64 during Monday evening’s commute was a #highschool #scienceteacher who had graduated with honors from #VirginiaCommonwealthUniversity.
The #RichmondPoliceDepartment has identified #MarcusDavidLPeters, 24, of the 6700 block of Dartmouth Avenue in #HenricoCounty, as the man who they said charged one of its officers after hitting three cars, leading police on a short pursuit, and dancing and rolling naked on the interstate.
“That was not my #son,” said Barbara Peters, his #mother. “This is just so out of character. Something went terribly wrong.” The cause of Peters' death was gunshot wounds to his abdomen, the state medical examiner's office said Wednesday.
Peters was transported to a hospital where he died shortly after midnight.
The 24-year-old grew up in Middlesex County, the third-youngest of 12 children. He graduated summa cum laude from Middlesex High School in 2011, Barbara Peters confirmed Tuesday.
His high school class selected him as a student speaker at graduation, which was covered by the local Southside Sentinel. In his commencement address, Peters appeared optimistic and said he was “excited for our future.”
“Each and every one of you has something special to offer the world,” he said, according to the paper. “You have your own unique gift. We are all assets to #society.” #foodforthought #rbg #problack #panafrican #blackisbeautiful #blackexcellence #blackwomanrock #blackgirlrock #blackmenrock #blackboyjoy