.

Hollywood Homicide and Weho Transgender Attack Under Investigation

The suspect description in both cases appears to be similar, say law enforcement officials.

LA County officials are currently investigating two crimes Thursday night against transgender women.

West Hollywood Sheriff's deputies responded to shots fired in at 9:55 p.m. Thursday.

The victim, a transgender female, was allegedly walking inside the park when she was approached by a suspect described as a black male, almost six feet tall, wearing a hat and all black clothing, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's report.

The suspect took out a small semi-automatic weapon and demanded the victim’s purse. The victim was unwilling to give her purse to the suspect.

The suspect fired one shot and left the location in an unknown direction. Nothing was taken and there were no injuries, said Sgt. Arthur Famble Jr. in the report.

Approximately 30 minutes prior, a 32-year-old transgendered female was shot to death on Lexington Avenue and Gower Street.

"The suspect information in both incidents appear to be similar," Famble said.

Nathan Henry Vickers was found just before 10 p.m., Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department told Hollywood Patch. Vickers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department and the LAPD are actively working together to solve both crimes. Anyone with information is directed to contact West Hollywood Sheriff’s investigators at 310-855-8850.

Follow West Hollywood Patch on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, tips and news.

Roz November 21, 2011 at 02:54 AM
R.I.P. Cousin Nathan you will be truly missed and never forgotten. To those being sarcastic with negative comments in regards to my cousin what you need to know is that Nathan was truly loved by his family and many, friends so keep your comments to yourself our family is grieving the loss of our loved one. Much loved and will be truly missed RIP Nathan.
JenniLee9788 November 23, 2011 at 05:43 AM
I lived around the west hollywood area for most of my life. Nathan or "Cassidy" as I knew him. Was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Sleep witg the angels Nathan.
Deborah Rombaut December 15, 2011 at 06:37 AM
I live really close, scary close, and she looks familiar. This is truly upsetting that someone is attacking trannies. They have lived here peacefully since before I moved here and no one has any issues. I hope the killer gets caught and has a terrible time in jail.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something