Man Fatally Shoots John Walter Lay at Tampa Dog Park: Dispute Over Park Bullying Ends in Tragedy

Tampa, Florida – The day before John Walter Lay was fatally shot in his favorite Tampa dog park, he recorded a video recounting an encounter with a man who had been harassing him for months, according to Lay’s friends and family. Standing beneath a towering tree in the park, Lay spoke into his phone’s camera, detailing the harassment he had endured from the man, who would hurl homophobic slurs and threats at him. The shooter, …

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