During a dispute in the early hours of Monday morning, Doris E. Carrasquillo allegedly stabbed and killed her partner, 28-year-old Kashmire Nazier Redd, inside the couple’s apartment in Gates, New York, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported.
According to WHEC, local police indicated that Redd identified as a transgender man. However, several outlets like the Democrat and Chronicle did not indicate Redd’s gender identity, referring to them only as a transgender person. Gates Police told INTO that they were not releasing any information about Redd at this time.
Carrasquillo has been charged with second-degree murder for Redd’s death.
Gates Police Chief Jim VanBredrode told reporters that Redd was brought to Strong Memorial Hospital in Gates, New York, where Redd eventually succumbed to their injuries. VanBredrode also indicated that police had been called to the couple’s apartment several days ago after a call from a neighbor. No one answered the door when police arrived.
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In a press conference, Jaime Saunders, president of the Willow Domestic Violence Center, told reporters that Redd did identify as transgender, though Saunders did not indicate Redd’s pronouns or gender identity. Saunders said that while intimate partner violence affects all populations, transgender people are especially vulnerable.
According to the Williams Institute, 30 to 50 percent of transgender people experience intimate partner violence as opposed to 28 to 33 percent of the general population.
Redd’s death is the 19th reported murder of a transgender person in 2017. In August, Kiwi Herring, a Black trans woman, was killed in St. Louis, Missouri. During a vigil for her death, 59-year-old Mark Colao drove a car through the proceedings, injuring several people. Colao was charged with resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.