Christopher Peterson

The Shotgun Killer

  Active for 1 year
(1990) in United States




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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About Christopher Peterson
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Christopher Peterson Known as "The Shotgun Killer", later changed name Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl, confessed to shooting seven people with a shotgun in a killing spree spanning from October 30, 1990 to December 18, 1990 in Indiana. Sentenced to death, commuted to life.

Christopher Peterson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Christopher Peterson (aka) The Shotgun Killer, was active for 1 year in 1990, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 7 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Christopher Peterson was born on January 20th 1969 in Gary, city in Lake County, Indiana, United States.

In 1990 (Age 20/21) Christopher Peterson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 29%
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Christopher Peterson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Christopher Peterson a known:

Christopher Peterson
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Updated: 2018-12-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Christopher Peterson
Nickname: The Shotgun Killer
Victims: 7 - 7
Years Active: 1990 - 1990
Ages Active: 20/21 - 20/21
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1969 -     
Ethnic Group: African Americans
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 20, 1969
Family Name: Peterson
Given Name: Christopher
Birth Location: Gary, city in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Christopher Peterson

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Christopher Peterson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 20 1969Christopher Peterson was born in Gary, city in Lake County, Indiana, United States.  #19690120
Jan 20 1989
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 20/21)
Christopher Peterson started his serial killing spree. #1990
(Age 21/22)
Christopher Peterson ended his serial killing spree. #1990
Jan 20 1999
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 20 2009
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 20 2019
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Books that Mention Christopher Peterson

Book: Bestial Traces:Race, Sexuality, Ani... (mentions serial killer Christopher Peterson)
Christopher Peterson
Bestial Traces:Race, Sexuality, Animality

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Christopher Peterson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0823245209 Bestial Traces:Race, Sexu... 1
External References
  1. Q4360278 on, Retrieved on Dec 17, 2018.
  2. Christopher Peterson (serial killer) on, Retrieved on Dec 17, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Christopher Dwayne PETERSON on, Retrieved on Dec 17, 2018.
  4. PETERSON, CHRISTOPHER D. # 73 on, Retrieved on Dec 17, 2018.
  5. PETERSON, CHRISTOPHER D. # 74 on, Retrieved on Dec 17, 2018.
Internal References

Christopher Peterson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #23 of 56[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  2. #26 of 55[ Page 2 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #110 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #255 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #455 of 651[ Page 31 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #596 of 651[ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #629 of 651[ Page 42 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Christopher Peterson is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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