Transgender Woman Murdered in Oakland

Categories: Crime, LGBT
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Brandy
Oakland police are investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old transgender woman in downtown Oakland early Sunday morning.

According to press reports, the woman, who has only been identified by friends and family as Brandy, was walking near 13th and Franklin streets at about 6 a.m. when she was shot in front of the Golden Lotus Cafe. Police say she was involved in some type of altercation before the shooting.

Community organizations have said they believe the shooting was motivated by hate. According to Oakland Occupy Patriarchy, a branch of Occupy Oakland, Brandy was shot by a man who had "become enraged and shot her when he realized she was trans."

We put in a call to the Oakland Police Department to confirm these details. We will tell you more when we know more.


Meanwhile, the community organized an emergency vigil for the victim on Sunday night at the same location where she was shot.

Holly Fogleboch, an Oakland resident, says she came across the vigil last night, and tells SF Weekly that it was a tearful and raw gathering."This morning I can't shake the pain of what I saw, not for me but for that family and for those friends and for the people who make their living on those corners and will be out there again tonight while Brandi's [sic] blood is still drying on the pavement," Fogleboch wrote in an e-mail.

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Guest
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You're quote "...for the people who make their living on those corners and will be out there again tonight while..." implies that Brandy was a prostitute, which she wasn't. You're getting your information from a random passerby of the vigil, not a reliable source. Brandy worked for a respectable organization as a peer counselor. The details of this shooting are amazingly off, and it's been several days in which you could have amended them. Guess you never got through to the police? Or maybe you just didn't care to try...

Yodelea21
Yodelea21

This is sad and very upsetting...

HannaH
HannaH

 this may well be hate crime.but so where's the  evidence.but murder  is a crimeShe is a sister.  wante dog  who shot her to be caughtmy her soul rest in peace

Blkonblk
Blkonblk

So sad to here....rest in peace brandi..luv u...

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Tim Chevalier
Tim Chevalier

A woman was murdered, not a man who was cross-dressing.

Xanthippeetoo
Xanthippeetoo

NOT a women.  But still a human being that was murdered.  Why can't people mind their own business and leave other people and their choices alone.

Bostjan
Bostjan

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Michael Burch
Michael Burch

So Sad to see and hear this..... My heart go out to the friends and Families of Brandy!!!

Shearglam
Shearglam

May her soul rest in peace! Puss, (brandy) I love u girl! -Minaj

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