I’m sad to announce we have lost another young trans woman to anti-trans violence.
The latest trans murder happened in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Tuesday, and our sister we lost way too soon is named Keke Collier.
Chicago Police responded to a call of shits fired in the 7300 block of South May Street around 6:14 AM CST and found when they arrived Collier lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and hand.
The 24 year old Collier was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital where she succumbed to her wounds. She is now the fourth trans woman in the US, all trans women of color, who has been murdered in 2017.
Three of the four trans women who have been murdered this year are Black, and one was Native American. The thing that is also pissing me off about this murder is that once again, Keke was another under 30 trans woman.
Chicago Police are investigating this crime, and are looking for a dreadlocked man wearing a black hoodie and a red vehicle who was spotted fleeing the scene. Shasha Lauren, a peer navigator at Chicago House, reportedly talked to a witness who stated they say Collier get into a car with a man of the
If you have any information that will bring her killer to justice you are asked to call them.
A vigil has already been held for Collier,and if there is word of a memorial service, I will pass it along as soon as I receive it. I’ll also keep track of what happens in this case until justice is served for Keke, her family and all who loved her.
Rest in power and peace, Keke..