Black transgender woman Jasmine “Star” Mack, 36, was stabbed to death Saturday in Washington, D.C., the first reported violent death of a trans person in the U.S.
in 2023.She was found lying in the street “in an unconscious and unresponsive state with an apparent stab wound to their right leg,” according to a police report quoted by the Washington Blade.
It’s possible for a person to bleed to death from a leg wound, a spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office told the Blade.
She was pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m. Her death has been classified as a homicide.Mack was found in the 2000 block of Gallaudet Street, N.E., a one-block section of the street, the Blade notes.