Dozens of people came to mourn over the death of trans New Yorker


33-year old Yahira Nesby, whose name was plastered onto placards and signs printed with ‘rest in power’ and ‘never forgotten’, was paid tribute with a vigil in NYC, that was attended by at least 30 people. Based in the Bronx, Nesby was a former sales clerk at Macy’s who was a regular in the city’s ballroom scene, being a member of the House of Chanel. The New York City Anti-Violence Project contacted Nesby’s friends to confirm her identity following her death. Nesby was shot to death on December 19 2019 on 178 Rockaway Parkway in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Authorities quickly rushed to the neighborhood, shortly after arresting a 39-year-old man found tucked behind the back of the block. According to detectives, the victim was shot by her boyfriend, but it is yet to be clarified whether the suspect arrested used to be romantically connected to the victim.


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