Earlier this week, a taxi driver who is transgender was also busy in his local LGBTQ community was seen shot dead back the wheel of his car in Oklahoma.
On Wednesday, the 25 years old man Dustin Parker has discovered dead back the wheel of his taxi in McAlester, according to officials.
The cop revealed that Parker was shot dead just following 6.30 am on New Year’s Day.
According to the source, the authorities are now looking for a suspect. Detectives state they do not know the reason for the shooting.
According to the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, the victim is considered to be the first transgender person murdered in 2020.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, a minimum of 25 trans or gender non-conforming people were killed in the United States last year.
The victim was a worker of the Rover Taxi cab company.
He was shot and murdered just hours following his company gave customers free rides home on New Year’s Eve to hold people secure.
The company’s owner, Brian West, revealed that Parker’s loss has been overwhelming to the community.
The victim was known to the LGBTQ community in McAlester, a city with a population of about 18,000 people. It occupies about 130 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.
He endowed the Southeastern Equality group, an association that gives resources to LGBTQ people and their families.
In October, Parker is also attributed to supporting organize McAlester’s first-ever Pride Parade.
West told Parker’s activism was intended to help people evade the pain that he experienced while growing up.
Parker is registered to be put to rest on Monday morning.
The victim is lived by his wife and four kids – two of whom are from his wife’s past relationship.