Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Trans Woman Murdered in an Abandon Building - UPDATE

Sad news...

London Chanel Allen, a trans woman, was murdered this past weekend. London was involved in an arguement that quickly moved into an assault. London was stabbed in the back and in the neck.

Here's more:

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said an argument between Chanel and her 31-year-old alleged attacker sparked the deadly incident inside a middle bedroom on the third floor of the house. The verbal tiff soon grew into a physical fight that ended with Chanel being stabbed twice in the back and once in the neck, according to Small.

The attacker and another person, who witnessed the stabbing, carried the woman downstairs and placed her on quilts outside the home. They were doing CPR on the victim when they saw a School District of Philadelphia officer nearby.
Small said they flagged the officer down for help who then called Philadelphia Police.

Officers rushed the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 1 a.m., police said. Nellie Fitzpatrick, Director of LGBT Affairs for the city, confirmed Monday afternoon that Chanel was a member of the transgender community and said she was "devastated" by the loss.

There's been no arrest as of yet. Sadly, this is the 8th known murder of a Trans woman of color.


Update from Buzzfeed

1 comment:

Odunsi Elijah Yomi said...

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