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Trans woman is 20th killed this year
2017-09-18

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In Charlotte, North Carolina, Derricka Banner, 26, was found shot and killed in a vehicle on Sept. 12, according to QNotes.

Banner is believed to be at least the 20th traansgender person murdered in the country so far this year. Almost all of the victims have been women of color.

Montavious Sanchez Berry, 18, has been arrested; he is being charged with murder, armed robbery and shooting into an occupied vehicle, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

The other trans people killed this year is as follows ( in order of their passing ): Mesha Caldwell, Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, Jojo Striker, Tiara Lashaytheboss Richmond, Jaquarrius Holland, Chyna Doll Dupree, Ciara McElveen, Alphonza Watson, Chayviss Reed, Kenneth Bostick, Sherrell Faulkner, Kenne McFadden, Josie Berrios, Ava Le'Ray Barrin, Ebony Morgan, TeeTee Dangerfield, Gwynevere River Song and Kiwi Herring.

The article is at goqnotes.com/53218/derricka-banner-killed-in-charlotte-becomes-19th-transgender-person-murdered-in-2017/ .


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