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Police ID transgender woman fatally shot in Maryland

April 1, 2019

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have identified a transgender woman fatally shot over the weekend.

Prince George’s County police said in a statement Monday that 27-year-old Gerry Carmon of Alexandria, Virginia, a transgender woman who went by Ashanti, was fatally shot in Fairmount Heights on Saturday morning.

Police say officers called to Jost Street for a report of gunshots found Carmon shot multiple times and she was pronounced dead on the scene.

County police investigate all homicides in the town of Fairmount Heights.