DC police: Transgender woman shot on July 4 pronounced dead

WASHINGTON — A transgender woman who was shot on the Fourth of July has been pronounced dead Wednesday, D.C. police say.

Deeniqua Dodds, 22, was suffering from a gunshot wound, and was found unconscious and breathing in the 200 block of Division Avenue Northeast on July 4. Sixth District police officers reached her around 3 a.m. after being flagged down.

Dodds died after nine days of being on life support, WTOP’s television news partner NBC Washington reports.

D.C. police are investigating Dodds death as a homicide. Anyone with information on this case can call police at 202-727-9099 or text the tip line anonymously at 50411.

See NBC Washington’s complete report.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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