A’nee Johnson

A'nee Johnson publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.
Preferred NameA’nee JohnsonCityWashington, DC
Other Names UsedAnee RobersonStateDC
Age30Gender IdentityTranswoman
RaceBlackDate of Death10/14/2023

Crime Category: Car accident | Weapon Used: Car

On October 14th, 2023, in Washington DC, A’nee Johnson was struck by a car when she was allegedly pushed into the road during an altercation. Also identified by police as Anee Roberson.

Officers were advised the victim was assaulted and then struck by a vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

Police say the driver remained on the scene and was not involved in the assault. The driver of the vehicle is not facing charges, according to police

Location: 900 block of U Street Washington, DC, at about 4:20 a.m.

Personal Information:

A’nee worked in a LGBTQ-friendly shelter.

HRC: “I’m so proud of the life you lived and the impact you made on a lot of people … I got to watch you blossom into the beautiful flower you were… from a youngin always at my hip to the fun loving brave & courageous woman you knew you were… i’m so mad they did this to you & i wish was there to save you … Sleep in peace sis.”

Murder Suspect:

A'nee Johnson Police released surveillance footage of a person of interest in the assault of a trans woman outside of Nellie's on U St last week. Fox5 October 19, 2023

Fox5: “A medical examiner’s autopsy ruled Roberson’s death a homicide and the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries. Investigators are working to identify suspects in her assault, and are offering $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.”

Advocate: “Officers on patrol were flagged down shortly after 4:20 a.m. by a witness who said a woman had been assaulted, struck by a car, and was now lying in the road near the gay Nellie’s Sports Bar in D.C. According to police, Roberson, who sometimes used the name A’Nee Johnson, was in the roadway as a result of the assault. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.”

Police did not indicate whether Roberson’s killing was a hate crime or related to her trans identity.

“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death a homicide,” MPD said in a statement, adding, “Detectives are working to identify the suspects who assaulted Roberson resulting in her death.”

Most Recent Update: 10/19/2023

News Timeline: 10/18/2023 | 10/19/2023 | 10/20/2023 | 10/24/2023

Lhant, V. (2023, October 24). Remembering A’nee Johnson, Black Transgender Woman Killed in Washington D.C. Human Rights Campaign. https://www.hrc.org/news/remembering-anee-johnson-black-transgender-woman-killed-in-washington-d-c

Padgett, D. (2023, October 20). Black Trans Woman A’nee Roberson Killed After Being Assaulted and Hit With a Car in Washington, D.C. – A’nee Johnson. Advocate. https://www.advocate.com/crime/anee-roberson-murder-dc

Transgender woman dead after being assaulted, struck on U Street, police say – A’nee Johnson. (2023, October 19). FOX5. https://www.fox5dc.com/news/transgender-woman-dead-assaulted-struck-killed-u-street-dc-nellies-sports-bar

Woman Killed in Northwest DC – A’nee Johnson. (2023, October 18). Metropolitan Police Washington DC. https://mpdc.dc.gov/release/woman-killed-northwest-dc

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