Dallas PD officers told a reporter at the scene, the victim, a 38-year-old person of color is a transgender woman.
The victim was found at about 1:45 a.m. when someone spotted her body while passing by the car wash located at 7171 American Way in the Red Bird area. Dallas police Homicide detectives identified the victim with her dead name and male pronouns after telling a Fox 4 reporter on the scene that she was likely a transgender woman.
According to the Dallas Police Crime Blog on April 24, 2021, at approximately 1:45 a.m., a Dallas police patrol sergeant was notified by a passerby of an unresponsive person lying on the ground at a car wash located at 7171 American Way. The sergeant responded to the location and observed the victim, a 38-year-old person of color, unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area at around midnight.
Although some sources have told Dallas Voice the victim was a transgender woman and was “presenting as female” at the time of their murder, DPD’s LGBTQ Liaison Officer Chelsea Geist explained that family members told police the victim was not transgender.
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