A’nee Johnson, who was also known as A’nee Roberson, was a 30-year-old Black transgender woman from Washington D.C. who was well loved by many friends. Tragically, on October 14, 2023, A’nee was killed during an assault when she was pushed into a roadway and hit by a car. The driver of the car, who was not involved in the assault, stayed at the scene. Homicide detectives are searching for the person who assaulted her and caused her death.

A’nee’s death is at least the 22nd violent killing of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2023. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported. A’nee is the 12th Black trans woman killed this year and the 2nd trans and gender non-conforming person killed in DC this year. Both people killed in DC have been Black trans women. Black trans women account for more than half (52.2%) of all victims recorded by HRC this year.