Hollywood Homicide NR11539cj

November 21, 2011

Los Angeles:  LAPD Hollywood Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for the murder of a transgender woman in Hollywood.  

On November 17, 2011, around 9:58 p.m., LAPD Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the area of Lexington Avenue and Gower Street.  When they arrived they saw a woman lying unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound.  LAFD rescue personnel responded to the scene a pronounced the victim dead.

Detectives believe that the victim, 32-year-old transgender woman named Nathan Henry Vickers, was standing in the area when an unknown suspect(s) walked up to the victim and shot her.  The suspect ran away on foot afterwards.  The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to contact Hollywood Homicide Detectives Vinton or Officer Goodkin at 213-972-2910 during regular business hours.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.