15-year-old boy shot to death in Chattanooga identified

15-year-old boy shot to death in Chattanooga identified

August 20th, 2013 by Beth Burger in Local - Breaking News

A 15-year-old died today after he was shot once in the back of the head at 1209 Sheridan Avenue early Sunday morning.

Ollie "Trey" Peters was a freshman at Tyner Academy, said Carol Goss, principal.

"We didn't have very long to get to know him," she said.

Police responded just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday and found Peters lying in the front yard of a residence. Residents in the neighborhood said on Tuesday that Peters' family lived in the Eastdale area. They could not be reached for comment.

He is the youngest homicide victim of the year to date. Another high school student, Lamunta Williams, 16, who attended the Howard School, was shot and killed in March.

Peters' death marks the 16th homicide of the year for the city of Chattanooga and 11th shooting death. There were 13 homicides at the same time last year, records show.

Police are still searching for suspect leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Chattanooga police at 698-2525.