Gwynevere River Song. a 26-year old transgender person from Waxahachie, Texas, was shot to death on Saturday.
Song becomes the 17th known transgender person to be murdered in 2017. According to a report by the Daily Light, they died in their home after a reported domestic argument took place, which later escalated into violence. Song was pronounced dead at the scene when the police arrived and another person, an unnamed adult male who was injured in the shooting, was taken to the hospital. Ellis County police are not releasing his identity at this time.
Song graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 where they studied Radiation Physics and Medical Physics. They identified as Femandrogyne. A memorial service is planned for August 21st.
The investigation is still ongoing under the direction of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. No further details regarding the incident have been made available at this time.
Rest in power Gwynevere River Song.
Here are the names of the 17 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
TeeTee Dangerfield, 32 years old
Gwynevere River Song, 26 years old