On Tuesday morning, the 20th known transgender person was murdered in the United States this year. Police found Derricka Banner, 26, a trans woman of color, shot to death in a car around 3 am in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Montavious Sanchez Berry, 18, was arrested and charged with murder, armed robbery, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.
This is Charlotte’s 64th homicide of 2017 and the 20th transgender person killed. The 17th trans person was killed less than a month ago, showing the frequency and increased crime rate.