TDoR 2022 / 2022 / July / 06 / Cherry Bush

Cherry Bush

Age 48

6 Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California (USA)

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Cherry Bush
Cherry Bush [photo:]

Cherry was shot by Eric Antonio Sanchez, 29, after he made disparaging comments about her perceived gender identity and sexual orientation. She died the next day in hospital.

Bush was homeless, went by the name Cherry, and used the pronoun "she". Media reports deadnamed and misgendered her.

Cherry Bush was 48 years old, She was homeless, living in Sylmar a suburban neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley and is the northernmost neighborhood within the City of Los Angeles. On July 5, a 29-year-old man shot her after making disparaging comments based on her perceived gender identity (and sexual orientation.) She died the next day in the hospital.

The suspected shooter has been arrested and charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder, with a hate crime allegation, according to LA County District Attorney. The hate crime charges came almost two weeks after the shooting. Original media reporting repeatedly deadnamed and misgendered Cherry, describing her repeatedly as a ‘man in a dress” even while describing the hate crime charges.

Report added: 24 Jul 2022. Last updated: 8 Nov 2022

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