Trans woman shot to death in Miami — police lacking leads

“Deja” Jones

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Miami Police say Dewayne “Deja” Jones was shot to death Sunday morning. Neighbors heard gunshots and shouting — including someone yelling “give me your purse!” Jones was killed 7 blocks from where Jones lived, reportedly hanging out with a friend.

The police released a recent picture of Jones, asking for the public’s help, citing a lack of leads. They are also trying to determine if it was a hate crime. The police also say the shooter probably did not want Jones to survive.

It was reported that Jones previously served time in prison and was recently cited for carrying a concealed weapon. Jones had also recently moved into the area.

The police also noted that another trans person was assulted, but survived. It is not clear if this is related to the same shooting.

This is pretty much all the info on the shooting at this time.

(Trigger warning — misuse of pronouns) Exclusive: Miami Police Look For Killer Of Transvestite « CBS Miami.

“Deja” Jones

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11 replies

  1. You see, this is what happens when you take a person’s second amendment right to carry a weapon to defend themselves. Had she STILL had her “concealed weapon”, chances are she’d be able to defend herself from that criminal… my condolences

  2. Horrible!! Another Sister murdered in Miami. When will it end!! To borrow from Act Up; “Silence equals Death.”
    Stop killing us!!

  3. WAS IT REALLY IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS A VICTIMS PRISON RECORD WHEN YOU ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION SHE WAS ROBBED AND KILLED WHEN YOU(NEWS REPORTERS ADDRESS ELDERLY ROBBERYS YOU DON’T PUT ANYTHING BUT THE FACTS ABOUT THE CASE PLEASE BE DONT MAKE THIS VICTIM LOOK TROUBLED OR LIKE A PROBLEM TO SOCIETY WHEN SHE WAS KILLED HER CONSEALDED WEAPON WAS DUE TO JUST THE REASON WHY WE ARE HERE NOW BECOMING A VICTIM TO THIS CRUEL WORLD AND I SO SORRY SHE HAD TO BECOME ONE…..SADDEN SISTER SAMANTHA JO

    • Readers will not appreciate it if I whitewash the news. I have to report the facts, especially when they may be related to the incidents I’m writing about. This doesn’t make someone’s death less important. Thank you for commenting.

  4. This is was my blood relative he was convicted of man slaughter because he was leaving the gay club walking home alone yes dressed in women’s clothing.. Two men thought he was female attempted to rape him and found out he was a guy and began to beat him senseless. She then reached for a metal pipe swung hit the guy he fell the other guy ran off notified athurities apparently when police arrive she was beaten bloody crying naked and still beating the guy with the stick.. Which there is no need to bring that up when they are investigating her murder.. She had it hard even raped and beaten by a police officer who picked her up for prostitution and the officer was convicted are they telling that story… I sure dont her it.

  5. [This was posted elsewhere on this site. Moving it over here where it can be seen -- admin.]

    Chyna says:
    September 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM (Edit)

    I PRAY THEY FIND THE HEARTLESS PERSON THAT MURDERED MY SISTER IN COLD BLOOD U WORTHLESS COWARD U DONT OR DIDNT KNOW HER TO JUST TAKE HER LIFE LIKE THAT WHY WHY WHY SHE WAS A FREE SPRITED GOOD PERSON WITH A HEART OF GOLD IM STILL IN DISBELIEF AND I FOUND OUT SHE WAS DEAD ON MY BIRTHDAY :( YOU HAVE NO IDEA YOU TOOK A PIECE OF MY HEART AWAY WHEN YOU STOLE HER FROM US R.I.P MISS DEJA YOU ARE TRULY MISSED BY THE ONES THAT LOVED YOU MOST REAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS I LOVE YOU NOW AND FOREVER YOUR SISTER CHYNA REST IN PARADISE!!!!!!!!

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