Diamond Cherish Brigman

Diamond Brigman publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.
Preferred NameDiamond Cherish BrigmanCityHouston
Other Names UsedStateTX
Age36Gender IdentityTranswoman
RaceBlackDate of Death03/16/2024

Crime Category: Random Act of Violence | Weapon Used: Gun

On March 16th, 2024, in Houston, TX, Diamond was shot multiple times in what appears to be a drive-by shooting. No suspect has been found.

Report: “A little after 1 a.m. that morning, Houston police said surveillance video showed a white Chevy Malibu circle the area several times before a man got out of the passenger side of the car and opened fire on Brigman.

“Shot numerous pistol rounds out of the car. And, of course, the result of that is this individual dead on the side of the road,” an investigator said at the scene.

The shooter was described as being about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. Police said the shooter and the driver ditched the car and ran. They still haven’t been found.”

Report: “Witnesses reported to police that a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu LT stopped near the victim, who was standing on the side of the road. 

A male suspect got out of the vehicle from the front passenger side of the vehicle and fired multiple shots. He then fled the scene in the vehicle driven by another person.

Investigators said they recovered the vehicle believed to have been used by the suspect.”

Last Public Update: 03/24/2024

Location: 9200 block of Country Club Creek, Houston, TX, at around 1:00 A.M.

Personal Information:

PGH Lesbian: “Diamond was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. She moved to Houston, Texas. Diamond attended the The East Austin College Prep. Recently, she was considering moving back North.

Her social media profiles indicated she was a fan of Jennifer Lopez, Princess Trina, and K Michelle. She also listened to Beyonce and Shakira. Many of Diamond’s recent posts include images of her childhood, including her extended family. I hope those photos bring comfort to her loved ones.”

Diamond Brigman publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.

News Timeline: 03/19/2024 | 03/20/2024 | 03/22/2024 | 03/24/2024

Dougherty, M. (2024, March 19). Black trans woman gunned down in early-morning hours in southwest Houston – Diamond Brigman. KHOU11. https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/trans-woman-killed-southwest-houston/285-9f75f7b7-3a2f-4364-aafd-c405a2233680

Fox 26 Houston. (2024, March 24). Diamond Brigman remembered in candlelight vigil. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcDEM1FVNjQ

HRC. (2024, March 22). HRC Mourns Diamond Brigman, “Larger Than Life” Black Trans Woman Fatally Shot in Houston, TX. HRC. https://www.hrc.org/news/hrc-mourns-diamond-brigman-larger-than-life-black-trans-woman-fatally-shot-in-houston-tx

Kerr, S. (2024, March 20). Gun Violence Claims Life of Black Trans Woman in Houston – Diamond Brigman. PGH Lesbian Correspondents. https://www.pghlesbian.com/2024/03/gun-violence-claims-life-of-black-trans-woman-in-houston/

KHOU 11. (2024, March 19). Search for gunman continues after trans woman shot to death in southwest Houston – Diamond Brigman. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkv3l6F9rFA

Marley, R. (2024, March 19). Houston shooting: Transgender woman fatally shot on Country Creek Drive, suspect sought – Diamond Brigman. Fox 26 Houston. https://www.fox26houston.com/news/houston-shooting-transgender-woman-fatally-shot-on-country-creek-drive-suspect-sought

Padgett, D. (2024, March 20). ‘Courageous’ witness stayed with Black transgender woman gunned down in Texas – Diamond Brigman. Advocate. https://www.advocate.com/crime/transgender-killing-houston-diamond-brigman

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