Independence police investigating deadly shooting where transgender woman died


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Investigators in Independece are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Saturday morning, claiming a transgender woman’s life.

Independence police say that officers went to E. 13th Street and S. Brookside Avenue at 3:40 a.m. They found the victim near a roadway in a grassy area, she has been identified at 37-year-old Aerrion Burnett.

Police haven’t released any kind of suspect information yet and say the investigation is active.

If you know something about this homicide and can help investigators solve the case, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email:



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