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A man who informed the police that his passenger had been shot and that he was racing to get her to a hospital — has been arrested and charged for her murder.
Philadelphia officers stopped the 2016 Jeep Wrangler as it flew past a stop sign shortly after 8 a.m. escorted the vehicle to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital, where 29-year-old Mia Green, a transgender woman, was pronounced dead.
Green died from a gunshot wound to her neck. She was also shot in the left arm, and her left side grazed, according to Pink News.
Abdullah Ibn El-Amin Jaamia, 28, was then taken to police headquarters for questioning. Police quickly determined he allegedly was responsible for Green’s death.
“His initial story made absolutely no sense to us, which raised our suspicions,” homicide Capt. Jason Smith told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs issue statement following Green’s death saying: “While the details around Mia Green’s death are the subject of an ongoing investigation, we know that the loss of yet another trans community member of color is especially painful, no matter the circumstances.”
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner met outside City Hall and spoke out against the rising violent attacks against the trans community members.
“This is not America, this is not Philadelphia, the ‘City of brotherly love and sisterly affection,’ and this is not a city for our trans and loved ones. This is hell on earth. No one deserves to be put through hell because of who they are or who they love,” said Pennsylvania Sen. Larry Farnese.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) director of community engagement for the transgender justice initiative Tori Cooper said in a statement: “We are mourning Mia’s loss along with her friends and family.
“Although I did not know Mia personally, we are from the same community and share many mutual friends.
“Too often, we see a mix of toxic masculinity, misogyny, racism and transphobia play a strong factor in the deaths of Black trans women like Mia. As we remember her, we must continue to affirm that Black Trans Lives matter.”