Posted Oct. 2, 2014
Anya Knee Parker, a 47-year-old transgender woman, was shot and killed Thursday, Oct. 2, in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue in East Hollywood, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Parker was walking down the street shortly before 3 a.m. when she got into a dispute with three men, Los Angeles police said.
The dispute escalated, and surveillance video taken near the scene shows a struggle for Parker’s purse. Parker was shot as she tried to run away. The purse, containing $24, was left at the scene.
Parker was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:05 a.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
“This is one of those unfortunate crimes that we’re going to solve with the community’s help,” said LAPD Rampart Division Capt. Brian Pratt. The city has ...
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