The latest victim is Penny Proud (aka Penny Proud Johnson) of New Orleans who was fatally shot on Feb. 10. Full details are not available since the shooting occurred less than 24 hours from this writing.
UPDATE Feb 12, 2015 — From the New Orleans Advocate: A transgender woman fatally shot this week in Treme appears to have been the victim of a deadly robbery involving two young men, both of whom remain at large, New Orleans police said Wednesday. . . .
Detective Robert Barrere, the lead investigator on the case, said police don’t believe the victim’s gender factored into the killing “at all.”
“We do believe it was a possible robbery,” Barrere said in an interview. “We believe there were at least two suspects involved in the actual homicide, and we’re pretty confident that they were with a larger group before the murder occurred and that the remaining members of the group may have information about the murder.”
He added, “We’d like them to come forward if possible.”
The percentage of trans women of color being murdered is particularly troublesome. I’m reposting my photo array of TDOR victims from the last 3 years to help give you a visual picture.
T/H: Mika Ellen Orzech, Elizabeth Jenkins
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