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Sara Blackwood

Age 29

11 Oct 2020
Indianapolis (USA)

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Sara Blackwood
Sara Blackwood [photo:]

Sara was shot while walking home from work at around 10pm on Sunday 11th October.

Another transgender American has died by violence, bringing this year’s total of trans or gender-nonconforming homicide victims in the nation to 33.

Sara Blackwood, 29, was shot around 10 p.m. Sunday in Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Star reports. She died shortly afterward at a local hospital.

Police said she was apparently walking home from work when she was shot, Indianapolis TV station WXIN reports. She had worked at a Kroger grocery store for several years, but she was on her way home from a different job, according to the station.

“She was very sweet and a very good person,” her friend Jimmy Johnson, a Kroger coworker, told the station. She provided excellent service to customers, he said. “She was very quick, so if they had a problem at the self-checkout, she would be right there,” he noted.

“The world at large is missing a very kind, responsible person,” Johnson added.

The following month Johnny Viverette Jr., 32, was arrested for her murder. In August 2022 he was convicted and sentenced to 55 years.

Report added: 23 Oct 2020. Last updated: 8 Oct 2022

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