We’ve lost another Black trans woman to anti-trans violence, and as you probably guessed, she was misgendered by the media.
The location for the ninth US trans murder this year is Miami, FL and it happened at approximately 5 AM EDT this morning according to a witness.
28 year old Chayvis ‘Chay’ Darice Reed according to this witness was walking with a group along Northwest 27th Street and Northwest 93rd Street in the West Little River neighborhood. The witness stated that one person ran across the street, six or seven gunshots subsequently rang out and a person fell to the ground.
The shooter fled the scene and has not been located at this time. The witness has home surveillance footage which is being reviewed by Miami-Dade police detectives.
Chay is the ninth transperson of color killed in 2017, and the eighth Black trans woman this year.
Of the eight Black trans women killed this year, sadly seven of them have been under age 40.
If you have information concerning Chay’s murder that will help capture the perpetrator of it, you are urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477)
If I hear of a memorial service for Chay, will pass along those detail as I receive them.
Dee Dee Watters will also be hosting a moment of silence in Chay’s honor starting at 9 PM CDT this evening on her Facebook page.
Rest in power and peace, Chay. Your trans family will not rest until the waste of DNA who killed you is rotting in a jail cell.