A transgender woman in Portland, Or., was fatally shot on Monday night.
Gigi Pierce, a 28-year-old originally from Boise, Idaho, was gunned down during a late-night altercation with 33-year-old Sophia Adler, who police have now arrested. Authorities are investigating the incident, but have no reason to believe it was a bias or hate-motivated crime, Sergeant Chris Burley of the Portland police told KGW8.
— Grace (@naughtynursepdx) May 23, 2018
Pierce’s death marks the 11th known incident of fatal anti-transgender violence in the U.S. in 2018. Like Pierce, most of this year’s victims were trans women.
News of her death comes less than a week after the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Nino Fortson, a gender-nonconforming person from Atlanta, GA.