From MPD spokesperson Traci Hughes, on the Tony Randolph Hunter case:
Members of the Homicide Branch are aggressively investigating this crime and will explore all potential motivations. MPDC’s primary concern is to bring closure to Mr Hunter’s family and friends by identifying and bringing to justice the person(s) responsible for his death.
There is nothing to indicate at this time that this crime was motivated by hate or bias. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-888-919-CRIM(E), or text message to 50-411.
Update: Matt W. Ashburn of MPD’s Special Liaison Unit chimes in to note that the “crime is NOT classified as a hate/bias crime.”