Teen Arrested in Shooting Death of Miami-Dade Transgender Woman

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  • Fantroy, was returning home from a party with a group of people and was propositioned for sex, according to Fantroy's mother.

Police say they have arrested a male teenager who allegedly admitted to shooting a transgender woman to death last week in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Officers say the 17-year-old was arrested on Monday for an unrelated case before admitting to fatally shooting 21-year-old Kiki Fantroy on the morning of July 31 near Southwest 222nd Street and 115th Court.

Fantroy was returning home from a party with a group of people and was propositioned for sex, according to Fantroy's mother.

Miami-Dade Police say Fantroy rejected the offer from the teen before the juvenile began shooting at another member of the group. The teen allegedly chased down Fantroy before opening fire and shooting Fantroy to death.

Loved ones gathered Thursday night for a vigil in Fantroy's memory. They say she was targeted because of her gender identity.

"That wasn't even a reason to kill (her) ... (she) has a right to be (herself). And nobody have that right to take it away," said Fantroy's mother, Rhonda Comer.

Fantroy is one of the 15 transgender people who have been killed so far in 2019, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

NBC 6 is not identifying the suspect because he is a minor. No other arrests have been made in the case.

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