I like many of you was horrified and pissed off about the video of one of our trans sisters fighting for her life in a Detroit gas station
29 year old Deonton Rogers was arrested last Saturday for the July 23 incident and charged by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
The list of charges include a firearm discharge causing serious injury, felonious assault, felony firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, child abuse in the fourth degree and ethnic intimidation based on gender.
Bail for Rogers was set at $2 million
The incident took place at a gas station in the 15400 block of West Seven Mile Road after a verbal confrontation between Rogers and the still unidentified 29 year old trans woman. Rogers pulled out a gun, a struggle ensued for it and after the trans woman suffered a thankfully non fatal gunshot wound to her shoulder, fled the scene with his 27 year old cis feminine companions child in the backseat of his car.
Rogers was taken into custody without incident.
Here’s hoping that he is not only punished for his crime, but it also starts a conversation in the Black community about the toxic masculinity that is killing Black trans women and our gender variant kids.