Twenty-one-year-old Samuel Blizzard Jr. and 26-year-old Calvin Streater were shot execution-style in a Southeast Atlanta apartment. Streater was raised in North Carolina and lived in Atlanta. Blizzard was a Georgia State University student from Virginia. Both men attended Black Gay Pride events over the weekend, police say.
Investigators have interviewed friends and family of both victims and "still have no leads", according to an email sent to R20 from a former friend of Calvin Streater. Police believe the victims knew their attacker because there was no sign of forced entry into Streater's apartment on Richmond Circle..
Friends and family paid their final respects to both victims over the weekend. Samuel Blizzard's funeral service was Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church in Prince George, Virginia. The internment was in the church cemetery. Calvin Streater's funeral service was Saturday at Watts Grove Baptist Church in Monroe, North Carolina.
The Blizzard and Streater murders were the second and third homicides with a connection to Atlanta's Black Gay Pride within a ten day period. Traxx co-owner Durand Robinson was gunned down in an apparent carjacking on August 25. Detectives say they are looking "at all possible motives for the shooting—carjacking, robbery, someone he angered at [Traxx] or Robinson’s role as an organizer of events for the gay community." Two and a half weeks after Durand Robinson's murder and there are also no arrests.