Anytime and anywhere a trans woman is shot I have a major problem with it. But when the crap happens in my Houston backyard less than a mile from where I live I take it personally.
A 24 year old Black trans woman known as Pinky was chased Thursday morning through a busy Chevron station parking lot just after 11 AM CST. The gun wielding miscreant shot at Pinky twice, cornered her by the front door of the gas station located on the corner of Beltway 8 and Richmond Ave in West Houston, and fired three shots at her at point blank range.
She was taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
The surveillance cam video obtained by ABC13 is disturbing and infuriating to watch.
I know that location well because it has a Frenchy’s that I love to patronize. That station because it is on a major street by one of our busy H-town freeways is always busy.
So somebody saw something or knows something that will lead to the arrest and conviction of this fool.
The approximately 5′ 8″ Black male assailant wearing a gray hoodie got away in a light colored SUV, possibly a Honda. HPD is definitely looking for his reprehensible behind.
If you have any information that will expedite that happening, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477)
As for Pinky, her Houston trans family will definitely be checking on her to make sure she is okay, and once the waste of DNA is apprehended, stand with her when he is inevitably tried and brought to justice.
What also has me incensed and concerned about about what happened besides the fact it was in my neighborhood is that the Houston Chronicle dipped into the transphobic pool to report on this story.
Note to Jay R. Jordan: A trans woman is a WOMAN, not a man. It was not necessary for you to go there and try to justify your transphobia by adding the sentence about Pinky’s ID.
I find it interesting you could point out the incorrect ID, but couldn’t report Pinky’s name
Another point I need to make is this. What is or isn’t on that ID is not germane to this story.
Houston cis Black community and cis Black community leaders and politicians, several questions for you to ponder.
When will you FINALLY step up and say it is NOT okay to shoot at or kill Black trans people and act on it? When will our Black trans lives matter to you? How many of us have to die this year before you finally conclude that enough is enough?
And another FYI for you. Black trans Houstonians vote.
A trans woman was shot and ended up in the hospital as a result of what happened Thursday. It is infuriating to me and the Houston trans community that once again, instead of respectfully reporting on it like ABC13 did, transphobia was injected into this incident by our main local newspaper.