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Jazlynn Johnson [Draft]

Age 18

9 May 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
Shot

Jazlynn Johnson

[Editor's Note: hold for now - info needs to be checked - see update to https://www.pghlesbian.com/2024/05/separate-shooting-incidents-in-nevada-and-alabama-claim-lives-of-two-trans-teen-girls/]

Jazlynn was found shot to death inside a car in Las Vegas, Nevada. A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged with open murder in connection with her death.

The Clark County coroner’s office on Thursday identified a teenager found shot to death inside a car parked in a central valley neighborhood early Monday.

She was Jazlynn Johnson, an 18-year-old trans woman, according to the coroner’s office, which ruled that her death was a result of a homicide.

The Metropolitan Police Department said a 17-year-old boy “intentionally” shot Johnson. He was jailed on a murder count, police said.

Authorities generally don’t identify minor suspects unless and until they’re charged as adults.

Police said the suspect’s father called police shortly after 4 a.m. to report that his son had shot a friend.

Johnson was found in the 1600 block of East St. Louis Avenue, near Maryland Parkway.

Police have not released additional details.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2024/05/teen-claims-he-killed-his-trans-friend-by-accident-police-think-it-was-intentional/

https://www.them.us/story/jazlynn-johnson-trans-teen-death-alaska-las-vegas

https://www.advocate.com/crime/trans-teen-jazlynn-johnson-killed

https://glaad.org/releases/glaad-statement-on-murder-of-transgender-18-year-old-jazlynn-johnson-in-las-vegas/

https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/las-vegas-trans-teen-identified-as-shooting-victim-3048100/

https://web.archive.org/web/20240516105748/https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/it-was-an-accident-las-vegas-teen-accused-of-murder-told-parents-not-to-call-police-after-shooting/

https://web.archive.org/web/20240515193937/https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/teen-arrested-after-person-found-shot-to-death-inside-vehicle-in-central-las-vegas/

https://www.fox5vegas.com/2024/05/07/17-year-old-arrested-deadly-shooting-near-downtown-las-vegas/

Report added: 12 May 2024. Last updated: 21 May 2024

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