TDoR 2012 / 2012 / April / 03 / Coko Williams

Coko Williams

Age 35

3 Apr 2012
Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Shot and throat cut

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Coko Williams

Coko, a transgender woman, was killed in an area known for sex work. Her throat was slashed and she was shot at least one time. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit Police say a transgender woman was killed during an early morning shooting on Tuesday.

Police found the body of 35-year-old Coko Williams around 6:25 a.m. outside of a home on Parkhurst near Woodward, just north of McNichols.

Details are still emerging about the killing and no arrests have been made. Witnesses have stated that suspects in the killing fled the scene in a gold-colored car.

Residents in the neighborhood where Williams was shot said the area is known for prostitution. However, it is unclear whether or not Williams was engaging in sex work at the time of her killing.

Equality Michigan, a statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization, issued a statement that urges anyone with information to come forward.

TvT project: CBS Local Detroit 04.04.2012; Huffington Post 04.04.2012

Report added: 1 Nov 2018. Last updated: 20 Mar 2024

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