Tonya Harvey, a 35-year-old transwoman, was shot and killed in Buffalo, NY, in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 6, becoming the third transgender person murdered this year. Original reports from the Buffalo Police Department and The Buffalo News misgendered Tonya, but they have since corrected their reporting.
The Erie County District Attorney’s office is working with the Buffalo PD to investigate this as a “possible hate crime,” which is more attention than many such cases receive. The police department told Mic that they were investigating some possible leads.
More on this story as we learn it.