22 Apr 2023
Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/21-Apr-2023/Tati Guzmán
Tati died after being stabbed in the street. She was a homeless Venezuelan citizen but dreamed of becoming a stylist.
There is dismay in Cali over the murder of a trans woman in the La Flora neighborhood (commune 2) of the capital of Valle. Apparently, she was a homeless person.
According to the statement of Police Commander Daniel Gualdrón, the event occurred at dawn on Saturday, April 22, apparently due to an act of intolerance.
“We stand in solidarity with the family of this trans woman, a member of the LGBTIQ+ community. Apparently, everything happened due to an act of intolerance, in a fight, which according to investigations occurred in previous days between the victim and the perpetrator. They had had a fight on a public highway, and when they met again they started the fight again,” said Gualdrón.
The police officer detailed: “the victimizing subject pulled out a knife, injured her and caused her death at the scene. Thanks to the reaction of the Police, to the timely information of the citizens, to the collection of videos, it was possible to capture this subject with the knife, who is answering for this homicide before the competent authority," added the commander of the Police.