Georgia police are currently investigating the murder of a transgender woman which occurred outside of an apartment complex on July 31, as reported by Georgia Voice.
TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near her car outside of a College Park apartment complex. She was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and died from her injuries, Major Lance Patterson told reporters.
According to surveillance footage obtained by WSB-TV, Dangerfield was seen entering and exiting a nearby sports bar where she is said to have visited a friend for drinks. Shortly thereafter, police say, she was shot and killed.
The victim’s mother, Yolander Dangerfield, spoke to reporters and expressed grief over the loss of her daughter.
“She didn’t deserve that at all,” she said. “You just have to know her, you know. The sweetest person you ever wanna meet.”
Major Lance Patterson noted that College Park police are following several leads, though the shooting has yet to be declared a hate crime.
“Detectives are out there right now following up on leads that have been coming in since then,” he said.
The motive behind Dangerfield’s murder is currently unclear. Authorities have yet to announce if she was targeted because she was transgender.
“At this time we don’t have anything that’s telling us that, but we’re not ruling out any possible motive.”
Investigators have no suspects at this time.
News site theGrio reports that more than 16 transgender people have been murdered in the United States so far this year.
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