The victim, who has only been identified as “Tydie” by the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, was found unconscious on the side of a street on the 2400 block of Guilford Avenue about 4:15 AM after neighbors called the police to report a shooting in the area. She was later taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after.
The Baltimore Police currently have no suspects in the case, and they are asking for help from anyone who has any information that may lead to an arrest. They would not release any additional information regarding Tydie’s identity until her family was properly notified.
“At this time we don’t have a lot to go on,” Police Spokesperson T.J. Smith told the Baltimore Sun in an interview. “We know there was some sort of argument that took place and during that argument it looks like a person – one individual – pulled out a gun and shot the female and left her on the side of the road.”
Smith also noted they are looking for a dark colored vehicle that left the scene at a “high rate” of speed.
A community vigil was held in Baltimore to honor her life on Friday.
Baltimore police are urging anyone with information that could help them find the person responsible for the murder to call the police homicide office at 410-396-2199 or send a text tip at 443-902-4824.
Tydie is now the 23rd transgender person and the 17th transgender person of color to be murdered in 2018.
Rest in power Tydie!