Joana was shot 7 times in the street. Her murder was reportedly the 15th case of violent death of a member of the LGBTQI + community in the state of Alagoas in 2020.
The transsexual woman murdered by gunshots, this Sunday night (25), in the rural area of the municipality of Rio Largo, is the 15th case of violent death against the LGBTQI + community this year, according to the Gay Group of Alagoas (GGAL). From January to October 2020, there are already five trans women victims of violence in Alagoas.
Joana Domingos was the social name of [deadname] Domingos da Silva, 19 years old. She was hit by seven gunshots while by the side of the highway, at the entrance to the Antônio Lins complex in the Mata do Rolo neighborhood.
The case will be investigated by the Rio Largo homicide officer, Lucimério Campos. Initial investigations were performed by a team at the scene, and the investigation should be launched this week. The police will hear witnesses to try to identify the motive and locate possible suspects.
The president of GGAL, Nildo Correia, regrets yet another violent death involving the LGBTQI + public, blaming the State for the lack of attention. "Unfortunately, this rampant violence mainly affects minorities. With 15 people killed this year, the statistics reveal an average of more than one murder per month. This is only due to the absence of public policies, which would work to insert into the labor market, in school and culture".
According to him, most of the crimes do not lead to a suspect being identified, compromising the investigation. "In many cases, there is not even a suspect, let alone a defendant I confess. This is the reality, perhaps, due to the absence of public equipment and the lack of interest among some professionals", he highlights.