By BTL Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a press release, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs said Jeffrey E. Caldwell, 56, was reportedly shot and killed by longtime intimate partner, John Reed, 54, on April 6. According to reports Reed alleged that Caldwell was beating him and he was fearful for his life when he shot Caldwell. Reed called 911 to report the incident and told a dispatcher that Caldwell “was killing me, he was trying to kill me.” Franklin County Municipal Court has charged Reed with murder.
The most recent report on LGBT intimate partner violence issued by NCAVP shows a 38 percent increase in reports of intimate partner violence in 2010. The report highlights show an increase in the severity of violence experienced by LGBT and HIV-affected survivors of intimate partner violence. In 2010, more than half of survivors (55.4 percent) experienced physical violence at the hands of their abusive partners, a substantial increase from 2009 (36.5 percent).
NCAVP is working with its member organization in Ohio, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, to offer assistance. NCAVP encourages anyone who has experienced violence to contact a local anti-violence program for support and to document this violence. For help locating an anti-violence program visit http://www.ncavp.org.
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