Four separate Washington DC trans women attacked in 10 days

Bree_Wallace_insert_c_courtesy_of_ruby_coradoTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In addition to the stabbing attack of Bree Wallace over a week ago, there have been three additional attacks on trans women in Washington DC.

The Washington Post reports that over the weekend one victim was sexually assaulted in the 61st Street NE area, and another was shot during a robbery in the K Street NE area. The names of the victims have not been released, however, both are expected to live.

The Washington Blade reports that a trans woman was shot on June 27th on Eads Street, NE. No name has been disclosed yet, but her wounds were reportedly not life threatening.

Previously on June 21st, Bree Wallace was stabbed nearly 40 times by an attacker but she managed to escape and was taken to a hospital. She, too, is expected to recover. According to The Washington Blade, Michael McBride has been arrested for that attack.

No arrest in other three incidents have been made. There has also been several attacks on gay people in the DC area during this time period as well, including a homicide.

I’ve written about a number of murders and assaults as well as problems with the DC police force in the DC area in the past year and a half: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/?s=washington+DC

Most recent: More attacks on transgender victims – The Washington Post.

Bree Wallace: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-stabbed-40-times-washington-dc260613#sthash.7EatO9fY.7lGqfNZz.dpuf

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/06/28/shooting-stabbing-of-trans-women-sparks-meeting/

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Categories: Deaths, Murder, Law Enforcement, Police, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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4 replies

  1. Thats so terrible D:
    What the hell is wrong with people…

  2. We need some kind of pushback. These attacks are bullshit.

  3. The DC Trans Coalition is on top of this, no doubt. They were already working on the first two before the weekend rolled around.

  4. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-police-probe-recent-attacks-on-gay-transgendered-but-say-only-one-hate-related/2013/07/01/88bb865e-e242-11e2-aef3-339619eab080_story_1.html

    UPDATE: After reviewing the most recent Washington Post story, it appears the Metro Weekly story (below) is incorrect.

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    Metro Weekly is reporting 5 assaults, including a death. Can anyone confirm that the victim was transgender? Other news reports suggested the victim was gay, not trans.

    http://www.metroweekly.com/news/?ak=8446

    D.C. Hit with Anti-Transgender Attacks
    Community shaken as summer starts with five assaults, one fatal

    By John Riley
    Published on July 1, 2013, 12:29pm | Comments

    D.C.’s summer of 2013 is off to a tragic start, with these first days since the season began June 21 seeing attacks against five transgender women, one fatal.

    The first attack occurred June 21 around 1 a.m. in the 3000 block of Stanton Road SE, in the District’s Fort Stanton neighborhood. A transgender woman was stabbed anywhere from 35 to 40 times, suffering injuries to her back, hands and chest, including a punctured lung.

    According to a friend of the victim who gave her name as Tammy during a June 28 community meeting addressing recent anti-LGBT violence, the victim told her that the suspect had asked to meet her in an abandoned house. After a passerby asked what the man was doing with the victim, who the passerby allegedly referred to as a ”faggy,” the man attacked the victim and then fled.

    The victim attempted to return to her home, at which time responding officers arrived. The victim was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., where she was listed as in serious but stable condition. On June 27, the victim wrote on her Facebook page that she had been released from the hospital, one day after MPD announced the arrest of its chief suspect in the case, 23-year-old Michael McBride, who has been charged with assault with intent to kill.

    The second attack occurred a day after the stabbing, around 2 a.m., in the 1300 block of Stevens Road SE, in the city’s Barry Farms neighborhood. MPD officers responded to a report of a shooting and found a transgender woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries. MPD has identified her as 35-year-old Malika Stover of Southeast D.C. The homicide remains under investigation.

    On June 27, a transgender woman was in the 500 block of Eastern Avenue NE, in the city’s East Corner, when she was approached by two males around 6 a.m. One of the men assaulted her, prompting her to flee, at which point she was shot. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for her injury. According to MPD, the two suspects in that shooting were seen fleeing the scene in a gray, four-door sedan, with the front driver’s side hubcap missing. The first male is described as a black, 5’10” with a dark complexion, and the second is described as heavyset, black, 6-feet tall, with a medium-brown complexion. Police also posted surveillance video of two ”persons of interest” in the case and are seeking the public’s help in identifying them.

    On June 29, at 3:30 a.m. a transgender woman was walking in the East Corner neighborhood, in the 300 block of 61st Street NE, when she accepted a ride from an unknown male. Once inside the vehicle, she was sexually assaulted.

    The suspect in that case is described as a 30- to 35-year-old male with a stocky build, light complexion, mustache, driving a dark gray Toyota Corolla with Maryland tags. The case remains under investigation.

    Half an hour later, at 4 a.m., on the other side of the Anacostia River, a transgender woman was approached by two adult males while walking in the area around 5th and K Streets NE. The men attempted to rob her and one of them shot her. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    The two suspects are described as a 19- to 20-year-old male with a light complexion, dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a red jacked tied around his waist; and a black male with a dark complexion.

    Anyone with information in any of these cases is asked to call Police at 202-727-9099. Information can also be submitted to the Text Tip Line by text-messaging 50411.

    MPD offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest or conviction of the people responsible. MPD also offers up to $10,000 for those who provide information related to a robbery, and up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information related to a homicide.

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