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Ashanti Carmon

30 Mar 2019
Fairmount Heights, Maryland (USA)

Ashanti Carmon
Ashanti Carmon [photo:]

Ashanti was shot and killed early on the morning of Saturday 30th March.

Fairmount Heights police said they responded to the area of Aspen and Jost streets around 6:23 a.m. after receiving numerous calls for shots fired. At the scene, a transgender woman was located and pronounced dead at the scene after being shot multiple times.

The victim has been identified as Ashanti Carmon, ABC7 has learned.

"I had seen her I believe on Tuesday because she would come through my office at HIPS,” said Earline Budd, a transgender activist.

HIPS is a group with which Budd is associated that finds alternatives to sex work for transgender people.

“She wasn’t someone that frequented the streets a lot, so that’s why it’s so shocking and the community is stunned,” Budd said. “I’ve been getting calls all day about this murder.”

Budd says they try to discourage the transgender women from coming to the area.

“We’ve had quite a few transgender folks who have been assaulted, have been shot, who have been stabbed in that area,” Budd said.

Report added: 31 Mar 2019. Last updated: 4 Apr 2019

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