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Transgender woman found dead in car; family believes hate crime may have occurred

Police say the victim had multiple gunshot wounds; an autopsy has been ordered
Anyone with information is asked to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300 or...
Anyone with information is asked to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300 or Shreveport-Caddo CrimeStoppers at (318) 673-7373, visit the group's website, or the P3Tips app to submit information anonymously.(KSLA)
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 9:50 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2021 at 2:04 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The Caddo coroner’s office has identified a Webster Parish resident as the person found dead in a vehicle in Caddo Parish.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Brennan Johnson, who lived on Fincher Road in Minden, a coroner’s office spokesman said.

Shreveport police got a call around 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23 to check out a car parked behind a house in the 300 block of W 74th Street. That’s off Linwood Road in Shreveport’s Cedar Grove neighborhood.

Responding officers found Johnson’s body inside the car. Authorities say the victim suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on scene. An autopsy has been ordered.

Detectives say Johnson is known as “Pooh” or “Poo.” Johnson’s family says she is a transgender woman and they believe that may have been a factor in her killing.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Johnson’s death to call Shreveport police detectives at 318-673-7300 or 318-673-6955.

Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling 318-673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

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