Was distressed to hear while attending a BTAC leadership training in Dallas about the way too soon loss of another young Black trans woman. We head to North Charleston, SC for the latest news.
Thanks to Marcus Yasir Ross and Taliyah Cassadine Smith for alerting me to this latest death.
North Charleston PD officers responded to a 4:05 AM EDT call of a body lying on the side of the road at 2721 Carner Avenue. They arrived at the scene to find 29 year old Denali Berries Stuckey dead from a gunshot wound
And as you probably guessed.local media misgendered her in their reporting.
North Charleston PD is still investigating the crime. As of this writing NCPD has no suspects or persons of interest in the case. If you have any information that will lead to an arrest and conviction, please call NCPD Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or the NCPD Tip line at 843-607-2076.
Stuckey is the 12th trans woman to die this year in the US, with all of the known victims so far being African American. She is also the 8th one under age 30 to be killed in 2019.
As of yet no word about whether there will be a vigil or memorial service for our trans sibling. If one is organized, I will pass that info along as soon as I receive it.
Rest in power and peace, Denali. Hoping that the person who killed you is swiftly caught and punished to the full extent of the law.