A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the Oct. 2 fatal shooting of Aniya Parker, 47, a transgender woman who fell prey to three men in a “robbery gone bad” in Los Angeles, reports KTLA.com.
Surveillance video from a nearby business captured Parker as she encountered the men at approximately 2:30 a.m. After a brief altercation, she tried to run away and was shot at point-blank range in the head by one of the men as she tried to cross the street.
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The 47-year-old victim could be seen stumbling and eventually collapsed on the sidewalk. Minutes later, a bystander came to her aid and called for help.
The first officers on the scene and found Parker with a gunshot wound to her head.
“From what we’ve been told by witnesses, it appears … that it may be a robbery gone bad,” said LAPD police Lt. Joe Losorelli.
She was taken to L.A. County-USC Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.
Family members who called Parker by her nickname “Ballie,” said she “a heart of gold, befriending everybody, and a good heart.”
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to offset funeral expenses, stating “Ballie’s life mattered and will forever be loved and missed.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Rampart Division at 877-LAPD-24-7.
Aniya Parker: Reward Offered In Fatal Shooting Of Transgender Woman was originally published on newsone.comfeed