Denali Berries Stuckey Is 12th Black Transgender Woman Killed in 2019

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Denali Berries Stuckey was found shot to death in Charleston, South Carolina on July 20. She is the 12th Black transgender women killed in the United States this year. 

Police responded to 2721 Carner Avenue at around 4:05 a.m. after receiving a report of a body laying near the road. Officers found the 29-year-old victim, identified as Stuckey, dead at the scene, WCIV reported. Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton misgendered her when identifying the victim. 

North Charleston Police Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said on July 21 that the investigation revealed that Stuckey identified as a transgender woman under the name Denali Berries. 

“The North Charleston Police Department recognizes, respects, and protects the rights of all citizens regardless of race, religion, gender, or beliefs and will continue working to ensure all citizens are treated fairly and courteously,” Deckard said in a statement. 

Stuckey’s death is being investigated as a…

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