Paloma Rally Death, Obituary unavailable – A transgender woman who was found dead at her Houston apartment has been identified by her friends as Paloma. Her was reported to have been found shot to death by unknown individual. The reasons for the shooting is unknown but according to Police, Paloma was killed on Saturday, February morning.
She was a member of the Houston-based trans rights group Organizacíon Latina de Trans en Texas, according to OutSmart magazine. OLTT will hold a #JusticeForPaloma rally today (Thursday, March 4) at 4 p.m. at Houston City Hall.
The body Paloma was discovered Saturday evening by her boyfriend. She had suffered gunshot wound. Paloma’s boyfriend arrived her apartment at about 8 p.m. The door to her apartment was unlocked, and police said they found no sign of forced entry. Police said they believe she was killed sometime Saturday morning.
According to OutSmart, Houston police are investigating the murder but have no suspects or motive at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Homicide Division of the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Paloma is at least the fifth transgender woman to die as a result of violence in 2022, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s website. They’ve all been women of color. She is the state’s second murder victim this year.