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South Florida police officers are searching for a suspect who shot and killed transgender woman Cameron Breon on Friday.
The shooting took place at 10 p.m. in the 200 block of Northwest 12th Street in Pompano Beach. Breon, 27, was found on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound, investigators said.
Broward County homicide detectives are investigating the murder and are asking anyone with information contact Det. Louis Bonhomme at (954) 321-4377. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at BrowardCrimeStoppers.org.
Two days prior, Black trans woman Shakie Peters, 32, was found dead in Louisiana near the town of Amite, according to local newspaper The Advocate. Police have already identified a person of interest, but no names of suspects had been released.
Also, last week, Draya McCarty of Hammond, LA., was found dead in Baton Rouge in the past week. The activist group, Louisiana Trans Advocates, states that the police are yet to rule her death as a suicide.
There have been 14 reported murders of trans and gender non-conforming people this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
Per The Advocate, the group released a statement calling for local and state leaders to “speak out against these killings, against the ongoing, systemic devaluation of trans people that pervades our media and politics, and against the institutional racism that places almost all of this burden on trans women of color.”
“As we mourn the loss of Shakie and Draya, we must double down our efforts to ensure that all trans people across the state have access to safety,” the statement continued.