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Black trans woman killed in the US is the 16th recorded this year

Meka Beresford August 2, 2017
TeeTee Dangerfield

(Photo by TeeTee Dangerfield/Facebook)

A black transgender woman was shot to death in the US in the early hours of yesterday (August 1) morning.

TeeTee Dangerfield was shot in Atlanta outside of an apartment complex.

She is the 16th black, trans women recorded to be murdered this year.

The 32-year-old was found with multiple gun shot wounds next to her vehicle in College Park.

She was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital but later died because of her injuries.

Detectives on the case have not yet confirmed if they are treating the murder as a hate crime.

They have not yet identified any suspects either.

Major Lance Patterson told Georgia Voice that they the victims family had been informed, but they could not provide any more information at this time.

He said: “Detectives are out there right now following up on leads that have been coming in since then.”

Patterson added that they could not yet determine whether it was a hate crime.
“At this time we don’t have anything that’s telling us that, but we’re not ruling out any possible motive,” he added.

The murder of Dangerfield comes just days after “comedian” Lil’ Duval went on the radio show the Breakfast Club and “joked” about killing trans women.

Duval, real name Roland Powell, said that if he found out somebody was trans after having sex with them, he would kill them.

41-year-old Mesha Caldwell was shot to death in Mississippi in January and no suspects have been arrested as yet.

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow was a 28-year-old who identified as trans and two spirit. She was found dead at her home in South Dakota in January. Joshua Rayvon LeClaire has been charged with her murder.

JoJo Striker was killed in Ohio in February. The 23-year-old was cherished by friends and family.

Tiara Richmond, also known as KeKe Collier, was shot in Chicago at the age of 24 in February.

31-year-old Chyna Doll Dupree was shot and killed in New Orleans in February. She was a celebrated performer in the community.

Ciara McElveen, 31, was stabbed to death in New Orleans two days after Dupree.

Jaquarrius Holand was 18 when she was shot to death in Monroe, Louisiana in February.

38-year-old Alphonza Watson was shot and killed in Baltimore, Maryland in March. She was described as the “sunshine” of her family.

Chay Reed, 28, was shot to death in April in Miami.

Brenda Bostick was a 59-year-old homeless trans woman who was found with severe injuries in Manhattan. It’s important to note that Bostick may not have identified as trans at the time of their death, according to the family.

Sherrell Faulkner died in May at the age of 46 after being viciously attacked in November in North Carolina. The attacker has not yet been apprehended.

27-year-old Kenne McFadden was found dead in April in the San Antonio River. It’s believed that she was pushed to her death, although police are yet to have made arrests.

Kendra Marie Adams (Josie Berrios) was found in dead in June with severe burns on her body. Michael Davis has been charged with the murder of the 28-year-old.

Ava Le’Ray Barrin was shot and killed in Georgia at just 17 in June.

Ebony Morgan was the latest recorded trans murder. The 28-year-old was shot multiple times in Virginia at the start of July.

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