She was found dead in Georgia this week
TeeTee Dangerfield, a transgender woman, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds Monday, making her the 16th known transgender person to be killed in America in 2017.
Police found Dangerfield inside of her car in College Park, Georgia early Sunday morning. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Local police do not have any suspects. They also cannot say whether the fact that Dangerfield was transgender was a motivating factor.
“At this time we don’t have anything that’s telling us that, but we’re not ruling out any possible motive,” College Park Police Maj. Lance Patterson said.
Dangerfield is also the 14th black transgender woman killed in 2017, according to TransGriot.com.
According to GLAAD, 2016 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States with 27 killings, almost all of them trans women of color.
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