DEATH VALLEY: Phoenix Police Won't Label Murder a Hate Crime but Suggest There Were Racial Overtones

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Phoenix police are looking for the man responsible for the shotgun slaying of a woman in Phoenix early Saturday morning.

Police say white 39-year-old Kelley Jaeger and her black friend, 48-year-old Jeffrey Wellmaker, were walking together in Palma Park at 12th Street and Dunlap Avenue when a man began harassing them.

The man -- described by police as white, heavily tattooed, and with a shaved head -- asked Wellmaker, "What are you doing with that white woman?"

The couple ignored him and kept walking.

Shortly after the confrontation in the park, Wellmaker tells police that the couple saw the man in the passenger seat of a white sedan as it drove by the pair near Fourth Street and Puget Avenue.

Wellmaker says that's when the tattooed man pulled out a shotgun and fired two shots, killing Jaeger.

Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes says the shooting is not being investigated as a hate crime because it could skew the focus of the investigation.

"The suspect could just be some bald guy with Donald Duck tattoos on his chest," Holmes says. "We just don't have enough information to call it a hate crime and isolate a single group."

Anyone with any information about the incident is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151.
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keith
keith

randolfkendall  , I bet your gonna be in hell one day and I bet kelleys soul is very much alive with God. your bad words mean nothing and either do yours tremor or anyone elses. you people don't know the girl and wouldn't deserve to anyway

randolfkendall
randolfkendall

That shotgun blast must have tasted sweet tearing into that piece of white trash. 

TREMOR
TREMOR

That right culprit was shot. Black men are mindless drones and will only do what the white female coerces them to do. White females walk all over white males with feminism and assert themselves as the true dominant force with regard to making decisions. So it was the white female who coerced the dumb black man into a "relationship" with her.  A good example is how white females perform sexual acts on dogs. The dog does not know any better but just following orders.

White men need to get their over-sexed spell-binding witchy whores in check!

KEITHTHEISSEN
KEITHTHEISSEN

JEFFERY IM GLAD YOUR OK. I HOPE YOU APPRIECIATED KELLEY.YOU WERE BLESSED TO KNOW HER.

KEITHTHEISSEN
KEITHTHEISSEN

COX I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT THE TOUGH TIMES KELLEY WAS HAVING BUT SHE NEVER TOLD ME.IM FROM NEW YORK AND HAVENT SEEN KELLEY IN A LONG TIME BUT WE TALKED ON THE PHONE MAYBE TWICE A YEAR..THE KELLEY I KNOW WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A ANGEL AND IM SURE SHE FELT BAD ABOUT WHAT HAPPEND WITH THE CHECK..SHE WAS THE SWEETEST KINDEST PERSON I EVER KNEW AND ILL MISS HEARING HER BEUTIFULL VOICE.I HOPE YOU FORGAVE HER.YOUR A GOOD PERSON FOR TRYING TO HELP HER..THOSE PEOPLE HURT ONE OF GODS ANGELS.

Steven
Steven

I agree my friend..........as for Mike Thomas + Honest Abe? They can rot, for all I care, especially the former{Mike Thomas, of course}.

Steven
Steven

@Jeffery: I am truly sorry about your girlfriend *sniff*. And Paul is an idiot, and Honest Abe + Mike Thomas are a waste of our taxpayer dollars.

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