woman was shot in the face in Memphis, Tenn., December
23 and is in critical condition, reports Tennessee's
was shot around 5 a.m. in south Memphis at close range,
the TV station reports. She has injuries to her jaw, side,
and back and is undergoing multiple surgeries. There
were no witnesses to the shooting of Edwards, who is
reportedly a prostitute.
Edwards is not
the only recent transgender crime victim in Memphis.
Duana Johnson was shot to death in Memphis a little more
than a month ago. Johnson first made headlines earlier
this year when a video circulated of the 43-year-old
sex worker being beaten in jail by Memphis cops.
Two of the officers were subsequently fired, and one is
awaiting trial on a civil rights charge. Police say there
are no leads in Johnson's murder case.
transgender woman, Tiffany Berry, was killed in south
Memphis in 2006. (Neal Broverman, Advocate.com)