On a day that should’ve been filled with fun and good food, shots rang out during a party in Baltimore, MD. Details are scarce at the moment, but we do know that at the tender age of 17, Bailey Reeves was found with multiple gunshots to her torso on the 4300 block of Parkwood Avenue.
Police told local reporters that Reeves was leaving the party when she was struck with gunshots. Reeves was transported to the hospital, however, she succumbed to her injuries.
It is always disheartening to read about and add to the list of our fallen trans women. Reeve’s murder marks the 17th trans person killed in the country this year, that we know of. Nearly all victims have been women of color, including Bailey.
A vigil is being planned in memory of her life on Friday, Sept. 6, in Baltimore. Whether intentional or unintentional, it hurts us as a community. The constant violence against trans individuals places fear in our community and hinders other trans individuals from living freely due to fear of being targeted.
At this time, officers have not identified a suspect or motive. Let’s keep Bailey’s family and friends in our prayers and help bring them justice.
If you have any information about this unfortunate case, please contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.