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Sara Blackwood

Age 29

11 Oct 2020
Indianapolis (USA)

Sara Blackwood
Sara Blackwood [photo:]

Sara was shot while walking home from work at around 10pm on Sunday 11th October.

Another transgender American has died by violence, bringing this year’s total of trans or gender-nonconforming homicide victims in the nation to 33.

Sara Blackwood, 29, was shot around 10 p.m. Sunday in Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Star reports. She died shortly afterward at a local hospital.

Police said she was apparently walking home from work when she was shot, Indianapolis TV station WXIN reports. She had worked at a Kroger grocery store for several years, but she was on her way home from a different job, according to the station.

“She was very sweet and a very good person,” her friend Jimmy Johnson, a Kroger coworker, told the station. She provided excellent service to customers, he said. “She was very quick, so if they had a problem at the self-checkout, she would be right there,” he noted.

“The world at large is missing a very kind, responsible person,” Johnson added.

The following month Johnny Viverette Jr., 32, was arrested for her murder.

Report added: 23 Oct 2020. Last updated: 26 Nov 2020

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