THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [Update: Suspect arrested, see below.] Legendary Miami south beach area drag queen, Wanda, was shot and killed in Tampa, Florida. Towleroad is reporting that she was greeted with 5 bullets when she tried to answer a door while visiting someone. The shooter got away. Police say mistaken identity may be involved but no one is exactly sure why this has happened.
There is no apparent connection between this shooting and the earlier Tampa shooting of another trans woman, Coko. In that case, the shooter, Spencer Tavares apparently has been in police custody for a while. Coko is recovering from her injuries.
UPDATE — June 9, 2013. Tampa Police have arrested Deandre Tolliver and charged with 1st-degree murder. They believe Wanda died during a home invasion conducted by Tolliver and two other “subjects”. The police is still trying to identify them. Tolliver is reported to be the one who fired the shots. Wanda was at the house visiting a sick friend.
More on the shooting of Wanda: South Beach 90’s Drag Legend Wanda Shot, Killed in Tampa| Gay News | Towleroad.
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