TDoR 2016 / 2016 / January / 23 / Ketelen Alves

Ketelen Alves

Age 23

23 Jan 2016
Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

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Ketelen Alves

Ketelen was shot twice in the abdomen by a potential client who approached her in a car.

Manaus - A [trans woman] identified as [deadname] Alves, 23, better known as Ketelen, died with two gunshots at dawn on Saturday (23), in a prostitution spot next to the headquarters of the State Secretariat of Finance (Sefaz), south-central zone of Manaus. The information can be found in the investigation report of the Specialized Homicide and Kidnapping Police Station (DEHS).

Ketelen was waiting for customers at the prostitution spot on Rua Franco de Sá, San Francisco, around 2:30 pm on Saturday, with at least two other [trans women] near her. A man in a black Fox car with an unidentified license plate stopped to ask two other [trans women] for information about what the cost of a program would be.

The the unidentified man (who had a tattoo on one arm) then stopped the car near Ketelen and talked to [her]. After talking with Ketelen and without getting out of the vehicle, the man fired two shots into the victim's abdomen.

DEHS suspects the man was searching for Ketelen and stopped to ask the other two [trans women] for information just to see the victim's face. [Trans women] near Ketelen told police that the victim had to waitfor about 30 minutes for the Mobile Emergency Response Service (Samu) to arrive. She died at the scene of the crime.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & Correio da Amazonia, 23.01.2016

Report added: 18 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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