Transgender woman gunned down in central Fresno

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May 17, 2017 7:07 AM

A transgender woman was shot and killed Wednesday morning in central Fresno, police said.

The slaying might be a hate crime; police are continuing to investigate, Chief Jerry Dyer said.

More here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article150985977.html

 

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Police have not ruled out a hate crime in the early-morning slaying of a transgender woman who was shot multiple times in Fresno, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday, adding that he has directed detectives to solve the case “very quickly.”

The 34-year-old victim, identified Wednesday afternoon as Imer Eliu Alvarado of Fresno, was found on North Fourth Street just south of East Belmont Avenue after the police ShotSpotter system reported multiple gunshots fired at 2:59 a.m. (The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said it identified Alvarado as a man based on available documentation, such as a driver’s license or birth certificate.)

Officers arrived 4 minutes later and found the victim where an alley connects with Fourth.

She was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, and died about 30 minutes later. Dyer said the victim “appears to be transgender,” and that detectives so far do not have a motive. Also unknown: Whether the murder was a hate crime, but preliminary information would make that a consideration, Dyer indicated.

More here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article151084507.html

 

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Any killing is terrible and all the worse when it involves hateful prejudice that turns violent or murderous toward someone just because of things like race, gender, or religion. I hate guns, but hate even more an innocent victim without a gun being killed by a senseless idiot brute with a gun. The high rate of crime against lgbtx's must make some of us consider ways to be safer, less of a target, and better able to defend ourselves.

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