Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UPDATED: Alleged Transgender Woman Victim of Fresno Shooting

Photo published for Transgender victim shot and killed in Central Fresno, Dyer says

From ABC30 and KMJ


Gay Central Valley has learned from several sources that the victim in today's murder on Belmont may not have been transgender. While we were simply reposting local news stories, we regret if we misgendered the victim in any way. That was not our intention. We will continue to follow the story and keep the community updated.

The Coroner’s Office has released the name of the person killed at Belmont and Fourth Street in Fresno as 34-year-old Imer Eliu Alvarado of Fresno.

The victim was found wounded on Fourth Street, just south of Belmont, then died at the hospital.

Several shots were fired around 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

No arrests have been made but officers are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby home.

Victim is so far only identified as a "34 year old transgender woman"* This is how it was reported, Chief Dryer said "assumed to be a transgender"

Based on the location of her gunshot wounds, it appears she was running from the suspect at the time she was shot.

Chief Dyer says no one called 911 after hearing the gunshots, but police responded to the multiple gunshots fired by their shot spotter detection. He says they got to the scene within four minutes.

Suspect is believed to be a lone male who ran from the scene heading east through the alley.

Dyer said officers have had prior contact with the victim, but said that he did not want to elaborate on the contacts Wednesday. Most of the contacts preceded 2008, although an officer did have contact with the victim in 2015.

There is a vigil planned for this evening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fresno Police.

Gay Central Valley encorages all of our LGBT family to check in with each other today.

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