Diamond StephensAge 39
18 Jun 2018
Meridian, Mississippi (USA)
Diamond was found dead inside a crashed van in Meridian, Mississippi (USA) on 18th June 2018. She had been shot in the back of the head.
According to local media, family members said that she was driving home to get ready for work when she was killed.
She was not identified as transgender until late the following month.
The victim in a June shooting death in Meridian, Mississippi, has been identified as 39-year-old Diamond Stephens, a transgender woman of color. Initial reports in local media misgendered Stephens, but trans activists have confirmed Stephens was trans and she used female pronouns on her social media profiles.
According to local outlet WTOK, authorities were called to the scene of a van crash on the evening of June 18. Police discovered Stephens fatally shot inside the vehicle.
The Advocate and WTOK, 19.06.2018