Shantee TuckerAge 31
5 Sep 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Shantee was found on the highway with a gunshot wound to the back in the early hours of Wednesday 5th September. She died in hospital.
R.I.P Shantee Tucker I was just on your live checking in on your birthday. May you forever live in our hearts and justice be swift and ruthless.
This is so close to home Philly Stay Strong and wrap one another in love
According to a police report, a preliminary investigation revealed that Tucker had a brief argument with an unknown person or persons inside a black Ford pickup truck, and that person or persons began shooting at her.
Police are looking for a suspect.
Shantee lived and died in my home state of Pennsylvania. There are no hate crimes protections under state law. There are no nondiscrimination protections under state law. Our state government has never passed anything promoting the welfare, safety & value of the trans community or the LGBTQ community writ large. Our school districts are wrestling with seemingly simple matters like bathroom safety while our entire state grapples with the realities of racial injustice and white supremacy. We talk about these things, but I donâ€™t see much in the way of taking action.
Shantee's Facbook profile is https://www.facebook.com/shantee.tucker.
The Advocate and Phillymag, 05.09.2018