Alexandria WinchesterAge 24
26 Dec 2020
The Bronx, New York (USA)
Alexandria was shot dead on Boxing Day. Three days later Marquis Tanner, 30, was arrested and charged with murder.
On December 29, police arrested 30-year-old Marquis Tanner and charged him with the murder of Alexandria Winchester, 24, of the Bronx. Tanner, who resides in Manhattan is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to Gay City News.
Alexandria Winchester, 24, was found dead at the rear of 365 East 183 Street. She died from a gunshot wound in the back of her head, according to Bronx News 10.
Ali Forney Center said in a Facebook post on December 31, that “we learned that one of our clients, Alexandria Winchester, a young transgender woman of color, was murdered on the streets of our city. The details about her murder are still emerging, and it is believed she knew her murderer. We do not know whether she was targeted because of her identity.”
Alexandria Winchester resided at Marsha’s House, a transitional shelter located at 480 E 185th St, named in honor of street activist Marsha. P. Johnson.
Just after the holiday break, Bill Torres, director of the Ali Forney Center’s drop-in services, said he received a call from the NYPD’s LGBTQ liaison, Carl Locke. He said Locke noticed that wanted posters referring to the incident misgendered the victim. Locke reached out to Torres to clarify the victim’s identity and correct the mistake.
“We end up in that position a lot where we become the guardian family, the spokesperson for whoever has passed,” Torres told Gay City News.
This week we learned that one of our clients, Alexandria Winchester, a young transgender woman of color, was murdered on the streets of our city. The details about her murder are still emerging, and it is believed she knew her murderer. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/tW6BRkTzgX— Ali Forney Center (@AliForneyCenter) December 31, 2020