TDoR 2020 / 2019 / December / 29 / Mia Penny

Mia Penny

Age 26

29 Dec 2019
Washington, D.C. (USA)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/29-Dec-2019/Mia Perry

Mia Penny
Mia Penny [photo:]

Mia was killed by armed members of a private security company while responding to a call about an intruder in a vacant DC apartment building reportedly used for sex work.

A DC transgender woman is dead amid conflicting reports of how she died. Apparently, armed members of a private security company shot her while responding to a call about an intruder in a vacant DC apartment building Sunday.

WUSA9 reports that around 10:43 p.m. Sunday, private security guards employed by Metropolitan Tactical Elite Protective Services were called to a vacant apartment building for a possible burglary in the 4200 Block of Barnaby Road Southeast. The guards came across an armed, adult suspect, and D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said evidence shows there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the guards.

According to the guards the ‘man’ with whom they traded gunfire with then ran from the building, The DC K9 unit was called but after a search of the building and surrounding area could not locate the shooter.

At 4:51 p.m. Monday, Seventh District police officers responded to the same address for reports of an unconscious person. Officers found an unconscious adult suffering from gunshot wounds to the midsection. A gun was then recovered from the scene according to police.

The Metropolitan Police Department report states that DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Other media outlets make no mention that she was found alive. The medical examiner has yet to release their report of the unnamed transgender woman. She will be identified once the family has been notified according to DC police.

For the armed guards and police collaborated version to be true the fatally wounded woman had to be fit enough to evade both them and a K9 unit and then return to the building nearly 24 hours later to die.

Report added: 1 Jan 2020. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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