An update to yesterday's vicious daylight double stabbing in Washington D.C. The Washington Blade and FOX 5 confirm one transgender woman is dead and another in stable condition after the incident. FOX 5 interviews a black transgender woman who lives on the street and reports police are "going door to door" to find the killer of "Nana Boo".
"One neighbor told FOX 5 they saw the two victims running from their attacker, and that one of them collapsed on the sidewalk. That victim later died. 'He said he couldn't breathe, "I can't breathe,"' said Frenzell Alexander, a neighbor. 'He came down 4th street and was gasping for breath and was bleeding from his neck.' Police announced that 21-year-old Joshua Mack of Clinton, Maryland was pronounced dead at Howard University Hospital just after 3 p.m. Police say the attacker is an unknown man in his early 30s. He was last seen wearing all black and running in the opposite direction on Q Street. 'I'm a transgendered woman, too,' said Warrena Earls, another resident. 'I know a lot of people in this city. I'm born and raised on Q Street. Nothing like this ever happened.' "
The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the killer.
Nano Boo, who sometimes used her birth name of Joshua Mack, lived in Clinton, Maryland. Detectives are unsure if gender or perceived sexual orientation was a factor in the murder and stabbing. But the stabbings occurred about two blocks "from the North Capitol Street offices of Transgender Health Empowerment [which] provides drop-in services to transgender people, including transgender youth."
There will be a candlelight vigil for the two trans victims tomorrow night at 6:30pm 209 Q ST NW. Washington DC.
Watch the report, AFTER THE JUMP.