Indy trans woman Sara Blackwood murdered walking home from work

The Long John Silver’s where Sara Blackwood was last seen. (Photo courtesy of PlanetTransgender)

INDIANAPOLIS — Transgender woman Sara Blackwood was shot and killed while walking home from her shift at an Indianapolis Long John Silver’s Sunday evening.

*Update and correction* A friend of the family offered this about Sara this afternoon.

“Last night, Sara Blackwood was walking home when she was shot and killed. The homicide detectives have not told Avery much about what happened exactly, so they don’t know for sure.”
“What they do know, is that Sara was shot, and alive at the scene. However, she died during emergency surgery at the hospital. This is the extent of Avery’s knowledge on what happened.”
“I am writing this on behalf of Avery Ellis Blackwood, to make this devastating situation a little easier for them by not having to repeat the news over and over again.”

Sara had been in a long term domestic partnership with Avery Ellis Blackwood.

CBS 4 originally reported her murder as that of a man, as per the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) on Sunday. This morning CBS 4 news updated their original article after receiving an update from the IMPD that she was a transgender woman.

This morning friends of hers from Indianapolis told Planet Trans that her name was Sara Blackwood and that she was a shy trans woman whom they said wasn’t on social media very much.

There is a Long John Silver at 3301 E Washington Street, According to the Long John Silver’s website, it closes at 8 pm and doesn’t have a dine-in option yet.

The phone for that store has been disconnected.

Supposing that Sara worked in the kitchen and left after cleaning up she could have easily walked the 15 mins to the 2500 block of East Washington St where she was murdered,

Anyone with additional information please call IMPD at 317-327-3811

From CBS 4 :

UPDATE (Oct. 12, 2020)– According to friends of the victim and confirmed by IMPD, the victim in this shooting was a transgender woman. The coroner has not released the identity with us yet. The previous story has been updated to reflect this.

Our initial reporting of the victim being an adult male came from information released by police.

Previous story:

INDIANAPOLIS — A shooting on Indy’s near east side left one person dead Sunday, adding to an already violent Sunday in Indianapolis.

According to police, the shooting occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Street at around 10 p.m.

The victim, a woman, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries, police said.

At this time, no other details have been released as the investigation is active and ongoing.

Rest in Peace Sara Blackwood

This story originally ran on PlanetTransgender. It is used here with permission.