PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Melissa Moore is angry. Three days ago she had a fiance, the love of her life. Today, she is planning a funeral.
On Saturday night, William “Billy” Peters and another man, Adam Arrambide were shot and killed outside the Acropolis Steakhouse strip club in Southeast Portland, according to Portland Police.
Peters died at the scene and Arrambide died Sunday at the hospital. The suspect left the scene before police arrived.
Just days after wiping Peters’ blood off the pavement, Moore said she wants the city to take action against the rising gun violence in the city.
“I think nothing will probably come unless we keep pushing it like this,” she said.
Peters owned a print shop, 503print in Gresham. He just opened a new warehouse in Milwaukie a couple of months ago.
Moore said she remembers having a conversation with Peters last month about the shootings in Portland. In just the past two months, there have been more than 170 shooting calls in Portland, compared to 88 this time last year, according to Portland Police.
“We were on the couch and it popped up and he couldn’t believe that roughly two people got shot a night in Portland,” she said.
She would have never guessed her fiance would be among the 14 people shot to death this year in the city. Six people were shot and killed since last Thursday.
Moore said Peters was “the most amazing human being,” and worked hard for her and their four-year-old daughter.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, there will be a memorial barbeque and buddy ride at Sand Lake outside Tillamook for Peters.
Peters’ family also set up a GoFundMe in his name to fund funeral expenses and other bills.