ARREST MADE IN THE OF VIRGINIA TRANS WOMAN CHAE’MESHIA SIMMS

An arrest has been made in connection with the killing of transgender woman Chae’Meshia Simms in Richmond, Va. The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Ryejon Lee Thursday “on outstanding warrants for robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony,” Richmond TV station WTVR reports. Additional charges are pending. Simms, who was in…

BLACK TRANS WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

A Black transgender woman was found dead with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle that crashed into a detached garage in Richmond, Virginia, on November 23. It was around 5:42 a.m. three days before Thanksgiving when, Richmond police said, officers found Chae’Meshia Simms, also known as ChaeChae, dead with a gunshot wound in the driver’s…