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Kee Sam

Age 24

13 Aug 2020
Lafayette, Louisiana (USA)

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Kee Sam
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Kee was found in a hotel suffering from a gunshot wound on Wednesday 12th August. She died in hospital the following day.

Another Black trans woman has been brutally slain in America. Kee Sam, 24, of Lafayette, Louisiana, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a hotel on NE Evangeline Thruway [in the in 2200 block] on Wednesday, August 12. She was rushed to a local hospital, but passed away from her injuries the following day. Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with her killing. Sam is believed to be at least the 28th transgender person violently killed this year in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Police were called to the hotel in northern Lafayette in the afternoon of August 12. There they found Sam in critical condition. Officers administered first aid at the scene before transporting her to the hospital, where she subsequently passed away. Early media reports on her murder misgendered Sam and used her deadname. HRC estimates that nearly 75 percent of all known trans victims are misgendered by the media, law enforcement, and office holders.

Sam’s death is the third violent killing of a trans person in Louisiana in as many months. In July, Shaki Peters, 32, was found dead in the town of Amite near Baton Rouge. Her death is being investigated as a homicide, although police released few details about the cause of death. Later that same month Queasha D Hardy, 24, was gunned down in broad daylight in Baton Rouge. She was found lying in the street shortly after noon and died at the scene.

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

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