TDoR 1999 / 1999 / February / 06 / S. D. Garcia

S. D. Garcia

Age 34 (born 3 Aug 1964)

6 Feb 1999
Houston, Texas (USA)

TDoR list ref: Feb 1999/Steve Dwayne Garcia

S. D. Garcia

S. was shot in the back.

At 3:30 am, [deadname] was shot once in the back near West Clay in Montrose, before he stumbled to the block of 600 West Bell near Stanford and collapsed, police said. Neighbors returning from a party found him about 2 hours later, authorities said. Investigators initially thought it was a hate crime because the person was a [trans woman] in full women's clothing, jewelry, makeup, and had shoulder-length hair, but evidence pointed to a crime that police believe was related to something else other than a hate crime.

The killer was never found, and the case remains open. Garcia was buried by family members later that week.

Report added: 22 Dec 2018. Last updated: 10 Oct 2021

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