The calendar page just turned to September, and once again I’m having to write about another Black trans woman being murdered. This time we travel to Baltimore to talk about our latest person we have lost to anti trans violence.
17 year old Bailey Reeves was attending a party on Labor Day n the 4300 block of Parkwood Avenue in North Baltimore. As she left the event around 8:05 PM EDT several gunshots rang out and struck Reeves. Five kids were witnessed by neighbors running away from the scene as Reeves was lying in the middle of the street in a pool of blood.
Reeves later succumbed to the gunshot wounds after being taken to a local hospital
Now for the grim stats. Reeves is not only the 17th person we have lost to anti-trans violence in the US in 2019, she is the youngest person we have lost this year.
And yes, it continues the aggravating pattern of the victims being overwhelmingly Black trans women. Out of the 16 Black trans women we have lost this year, 13 are under age 30.
If you are in the Baltimore area and have any information that will solve this case, you are urged to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (756-2587)