Less than 24 hours after Muhlaysia Booker was killed in Dallas, in Philadelphia 40 year old Michelle Washington was found at 5:06 AM EDT in the 3400 block of North 11th Street suffering from gunshots to the head, body and buttocks.
Washington was transported to Temple University Hospital where she subsequently died after her arrival.
Now for the grim stats. Washington is now the 4th trans person we’ve lost to anti-trans violence in 2019 and the second in less than 24 hours. As you probably suspected, all the trans people we have lost in 2019 have been African American.
Philadelphia police found three shell casings at the scene, and are looking for any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of thee perpetrators of this crime.
As of yet no word about a memorial service, but will post that information once I receive it from my Philly trans family. She was also known as Tameka to her close friends in the community
Rest in power and peace, Michelle. You not only will be remembered by everyone who loved you, we will not rest until the person who committed this crime is rotting in a jail cell.