Being legally separated and dating
There were 23 transgender people killed that year in the U. and 28 in 2017, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
"She was a good person, even though she had a drug problem, she's a good person," her partner Shane Mitchell said Monday.
"We should have never started doing drugs together," Mitchell said.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 45-year-old transgender woman shot and killed Friday will be remembered for her devotion to hair styling and being a loving and caring partner and friend, despite battling drug addiction for most of her life, her longtime partner said.
Phylicia Mitchell died Friday after being shot in the chest about 6 p.m.
He said they often used drugs together and split up for a time when he was in prison.
Shane Mitchell said he tried to talk Phylicia out of using drugs, and the two argued about it two weeks ago.