Milwaukee transgender woman latest victim of violence; 31-year-old man wanted

NOW: Milwaukee transgender woman latest victim of violence; 31-year-old man wanted

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Regina Allen, known as Mya by friends, is the latest transgender victim of violence in Milwaukee. She was fatally shot Aug. 29 near 26th and Wells. Police are looking for the man they believe killed the transgender woman.

Allen will be remembered as a person who brought many laughs to those around her said friend Mikeal Valentino.

"Very outgoing, very outspoken, didn't care what nobody thought," said Valentino.

He said he's known Allen for over 20 years, the news about her death completely shocked him.

"I was shocked because I had just seen Mya like a day prior. And I kept calling her phone, calling her phone, and she didn't answer," said Valentino.

On Aug. 29, the 35-year-old transgender woman was shot and killed outside her apartment on 26th and Wells.

Police said they believe 31-year-old Clayton Hubbird is the shooter. He is not yet in custody.

According to a police complaint, Hubbird picked up Allen in his black Tahoe after initially meeting her at a gas station on 19th and National. They traveled back to Allen's home and that's where police said she was shot.

Allen is the latest victim of trans violence in Milwaukee. Just three months ago, CBS 58 reported the death of Brazil Johnson, a transgender woman, who was shot multiple times.

According to Monei Evans of the Diverse and Resilient organization, which helps the LGBTQ community and who also knew Allen, said violence against transgender people in Milwaukee has only increased.

"Since the pandemic...it has risen just like all the other crimes," said Evans.

Valentino said he's known about seven victims of trans violence that have died just this year.

"We are human, people are human, trans are human. We are still human beings with blood flowing through our veins," said Valentino.

Allen would've celebrated her 36th birthday on Sept. 20.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App.

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