Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Trans woman reported shot to death in Oakland

A transgender woman was shot to death Sunday morning, April 29, in Oakland, according to a transgender advocate who knew the victim.

Tiffany Woods, the coordinator for the Fremont-based TransVision, said in an email Sunday that Brandy Martell, a TransVision team member, was shot “multiple times by a lone gunman” between 5:30 and 6 a.m. at the corner of 13th and Webster streets in downtown Oakland. The shooter fled, she said.

Woods said that clients have told her that the suspect realized Martell was transgender after talking to her through the car window. He then opened fire with an automatic weapon, she said.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more coverage of the incident in the Thursday, May 3 edition.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, April 30, 2012 @ 10:17 am PST
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