A'nee was accidentally run over while fleeing an attacker. After she died in hospital an autopsy concluded she died from blunt force trauma and rulled her death a homicide.
A transgender woman died after being struck by a vehicle following an assault in the 900 block of U Street NW.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, officers were flagged down around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, and informed there was a person down in the roadway.
The victim, 30-year-old A’nee Roberson, of Northwest D.C., had reportedly been assaulted, landing her in the roadway, whereupon a driver struck her.
The driver of the car that hit Roberson was not involved in the initial assault, according to police.
Roberson was transported to a local hospital, where she later died.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy, ruling the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries and declaring the manner of death a homicide.
It is unclear how Roberson came to be targeted for the attack, although the intersection where she was killed is near the center of the city’s bustling U Street corridor, with many bars and nightclubs that attract late-night revelers, and is within walking distance of at least five gay or LGBTQ bars.