Friends and family of fatally shot Tampa man call for justice, say he was targeted for being gay

TAMPA, Fla. – The fatal shooting of John Walter Lay at West Dog Park has sparked outrage among his family and friends, who believe he was targeted for being gay. Lay, also known as “Walt,” was shot and killed on Feb. 2, and no criminal charges have been filed against the accused shooter, Gerald Declan Radford. Lay’s friends and acquaintances revealed that he had been frequently harassed by Radford, who would reportedly use anti-gay slurs …

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