RIP: Duanna Johnson

This summer a video from a Memphis Jail circulated of a Black transgender woman who was repeatedly punched in the face by a police officer while she sat in the precinct. for which she was suing the police department:

According to news reports out of Memphis, she was found shot dead this weekend in Memphis. Eyewitness news reports:

Lawyer Murray Wells confirmed to Eyewitness News that the person who was killed is his client Duanna Johnson. He says Johnson was often in the area where she was killed.

Murray says Johnson was trying to leave Memphis and go back to her hometown of Chicago. According to Murray, Johnson was just about homeless trying to live in Memphis. He says the apartment where Jonson was living did not have power. Murray says he was helping Johnson buy a bus ticket to Chicago.

I get sick of blogging these stories, but somebody besides the coroner has to record what happens to us.