From a PG County police report: On June 30, 2013, at approximately 1:15 am, patrol officers were called to the 2900 block of St. Clair Drive, Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, for a shooting. Upon arrival, the patrol officers found Jerome Zephier Peters suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives believe this murder is domestic-related. Peters was at a family member's home caring for his young child. The child's mother and Joshua James Jones arrived to pick up the child when an argument between the two men ensued. During that argument, Jones shot Peters. Through the course of the investigation, it was learned Jones fled to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members of the PGPD Fugitive Squad traveled there and arrested him on July 9, 2013. Jones faces first degree murder and related charges.
This street shrine to Mr. Peters is outside a quiet apartment complex near Iverson Mall.