Early Monday morning, a transgender woman was found murdered outside of a College Park apartment complex in the Atlanta area.
The woman, TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near her car at the South Hampton Estates, according to the College Park Police Department. She was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and ultimately died of her injuries, Major Lance Patterson told Georgia Voice.
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“Detectives are out there right now following up on leads that have been coming in since then,” he said.
It is not currently clear what the motive was behind Dangerfield’s murder and whether or not she was targeted because she is 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.
Thus far, at least 16 transgender people have been murdered in the United States alone this year.