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Her Name Was TeeTee Dangerfield

TeeTee Dangerfield, a 32-year-old transgender woman, was found murdered due to multiple gunshot wounds on Monday.

Dangerfield is the 16th known transgender person to be killed in the United States in 2017. An Atlanta resident, she was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside of her vehicle at the South Hampton Estates apartment complex at 4:30 AM on July 31st. She was taken Grady Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries. According to a report by the Georgia Voice, there are no suspects at this time.

“Detectives are out there right now following up on leads that have been coming in since then,” said Major Lance Patterson of the College Park Police Department. The police are not yet aware if the murder had anything to do with Dangerfield being transgender. “At this time we don’t have anything that’s telling us that, but we’re not ruling out any possible motive,” Patterson said.

The incident occurred just two days after a Midtown rally that supported the transgender community following President Trump’s July 26 tweets regarding a ban of transgender service members in the military.

Here are the names of the other 15 victims of transgender murders in 2017

Mesha Caldwell, 41 years old

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, 28 years old

JoJo Striker, 23 years old

Jaqarrius Holland, 18 years old

Keke Collier, 24 years old

Chyna Gibson, 31 years old

Ciara McElveen, 21 years old

Alphonza Watson, 38 years old

Chay Reed, 28 years old

Kenneth Bostick, 59 years old

Sherrell Faulkner, 46 years old

Kenne McFadden, 26 years old

Josie Berrios, 28 years old

Ava Le’Ray Barrin, 17 years old

Ebony Morgan, 28 years old

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