Amber Minor

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Preferred NameAmber MinorCityRaytown
Other Names UsedStateMO
Age40Gender IdentityTranswoman
RaceBlackDate of Death12/24/2023
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Marco Minor

Crime Category: Unknown | Weapon Used: Gun

On December 24th, 2023, in Raytown, MO, Amber was found dead from a gunshot wound in a driveway on Christmas Eve morning. She lived nearby in Kansas City, MO. No other information is available.

Location: 9800 block of 77th Terrace, Raytown, MO, at about 8:35 a.m.

Personal Information:

Speaking to the Star in a January 6 article, Minor’s loved ones described her as a boisterous, strong-willed woman who loved to entertain and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.

“That girl was a warrior,” Minor’s friend Kym Walton said.

Advocate: “Amber was a resilient Black Trans woman who lived a life full of laughter,” the LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City wrote on X (formerly Twitter). On the same platform, Justice Horn, chair of the commission, described Minor as “a Black Trans woman full of love and life.”

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The Kansas City Star also noted: “More than a decade ago, she was shot in the stomach and stayed with Walton for a while as she recovered. And in recent years, Walton said, she was hit by a car and “shot in the neck.”

No other details were provided or any indication if her gender identity played a role in these other events.

The killing was the sixth homicide in Raytown in 2023 and 241st homicide in the metro area in 2023.

Last Public Update: 01/17/2024

News Timeline: 12/26/2023 | 01/03/2024 | 01/06/2024 | 01/08/2024 | 01/09/2024 | 01/17/2024 |

Calfee, K., & Bauer, L. (2024, January 6). ‘She was a warrior.’ Friends remember strength of KC trans woman killed on Christmas Eve  – Amber Minor. Kansas City Star.

Harrison, M. (2023, December 26). Christmas Eve Morning Homicide – Police Report – Amber Minor. Raytown PD News Room.

HRC. (2024, January 17). Amber Minor, Black Transgender Woman, Tragically Killed near Kansas City on Christmas Eve. Human Rights Campaign.

Monteil, A. (2024, January 9). Black Trans Woman Amber Minor Killed on Christmas Eve and Misgendered by Kansas City Press. Them.

Ogu, E. (2023, December 26). “Fatal Shooting in Raytown: Marco Minor, 40-year-old Victim Found Dead with Gunshot Wound” – Amber Minor. County Local News.

Riley, J. (2024, January 8). Police Investigating Transgender Woman Amber Minor’s Murder. Metro Weekly.

Ring, T. (2024, January 3). Black transgender woman Amber Minor killed in Missouri on Christmas Eve. Advocate.

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