A transgender woman was shot and killed early Saturday morning near the D.C. line in Prince George’s County.
Fairmount Heights police said they responded to the area of Aspen and Jost streets around 6:23 a.m. after receiving numerous calls for shots fired. At the scene, a transgender woman was located and pronounced dead at the scene after being shot multiple times.
The victim has been identified as Ashanti Carmon, ABC7 has learned.
“I had seen her I believe on Tuesday because she would come through my office at HIPS,” said Earline Budd, a transgender activist.
HIPS, a group with which Budd is associated, that finds alternatives to sex work for transgender people.
“She wasn’t someone that frequented the streets a lot, so that’s why it’s so shocking and the community is stunned,” Budd said. “I’ve been getting calls all day about this murder.”
R.I.P Ashanti Carmon