Transgender woman killed in Md., not far from scene of similar homicide

Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, found a transgender woman fatally shot Thursday night in Fairmount Heights, just blocks away from where another transgender woman was found fatally shot in March.

The two victims apparently knew each other, said a police official. He was not, however, ready to say that the cases are related.

Zoe Spears, 23, of Northeast D.C. was found just before midnight Thursday in the 600 block of 59th Avenue, not far from the Eastern Avenue border between the county and the District.

In late March, 27-year-old Ashanti Carmon was found fatally shot less than a half-mile away, in the 5700 block of Jost Street. Carmon, too, was a transgender woman. The victim’s fiance later told NBC Washington that the Alexandria, Virginia, resident had been out with friends in the hours before she was killed.

“At this point in the investigation — we’re only 14…

Original published: 2019-06-14 19:35:22 Read the full Washington News here

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