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