Fla., police are investigating a possible hate
crime in the case of a gay teenager who was shot and killed
Jr. was assaulted by two men dressed in dark clothing
around 12:45 a.m., according to the South Florida
Sun-Sentinel. Williams was wearing a dress at the
time and was also locally known as "Chris" or
"Beyonce." He later died at Broward General
The scene of the
shooting was four miles from Williams's house, and
police are questioning why he was in that area.
Investigators are looking into whether he was involved
in prostitution, as police say the area is popular
with transgender prostitutes.
His mother told
the Sun-Sentinel she wasn't aware her son
wore women's clothing and that he was a quiet, happy
person with many friends. She said in the report that he was
occasionally a target for taunting but that he was
able to brush off the comments.
signed up the previous Wednesday for Job Corps and planned
on getting his GED and then going to culinary school.