Righteous TK “Chevy” Hill

Righteous TK “Chevy” Hill publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.
Preferred NameRighteous TK “Chevy” HillCityEast Point
Other Names UsedTK, Chevy, TorrenceStateGA
Age35Gender IdentityTransman
RaceBlackDate of Death02/28/2024

Crime Category: Altercation/Family Violence | Weapon Used: Gun

On February 28th, 2024, in East Point Georgia, Righteous was shot multiple times during an argument with his cousin, Jaylen Hill. Righteous was letting Jaylen live with him and was helping him get a job when an argument erupted over Jaylen’s behavior.

Report: “Officer K. Bryant observed a Black male lying on his living room floor with three gunshot wounds. He was shot in his right upper arm, left thigh, and left torso.”

Verna Hill Wilcox, Righteous’ mother: “TK got into a verbal altercation with Jaylen,” Wilcox said. “He was chastising him for using their stuff. Terri let them use their vehicle, and he stayed gone for four hours. When he came back, he had an attitude about somebody else’s merchandise, and TK reprimanded him for that and told him to leave.”

“TK went out of his way to help him [Jaylen],” Wilcox said. “He bent over backward to help this child ever since he was in this world.”

“TK had apparently purchased him uniforms and shoes to start another job,” TK’s mother said. “TK had finally reached a point where it was like, no matter what we do for you, you still have a sense of entitlement, and you’re not showing us the respect and love we’re showing you.”

The suspect is currently a fugitive. He currently has a warrant out for his arrest.

Last Public Update: 03/15/2024

Location: 1700 block of Connally Drive, East Point, GA, at about 9:27 p.m.

Personal Information:

Righteous Hill grew up in Macon, GA. He was a small business owner, founding an LGBTQ-focused salon called, Evollusion. He lived with his partner, Terri Wilson.

Report: “By all accounts, he flourished as a business owner—providing a safe space for the most marginalized in a revered Black institution—the barbershop. TK was loved unconditionally as his authentic self by family, friends, colleagues, and his partner.” 

Righteous TK “Chevy” Hill and partner Terri Wilson publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.

Murder Suspect:

Jaylen Hill

22 | Black

Motive: Altercation

Hate Crime: No

Last Update: 03/14/2024

Current Status: Fugitive

A warrant is out for his arrest.

The suspect is currently on the run. No updates are available at this time. (3/19/2024)

News Timeline: 02/29/2024 | 03/14/2024 | 03/14/2024 | 03/15/2024

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Aaron, D. (2024b, March 15). Mother of Righteous Torrence “TK” Hill Reveals Motive, Identifies Suspect in ATL Black Trans Murder. Georgia Voice. https://thegavoice.com/today-in-gay-atlanta/mother-of-righteous-torrence-tk-hill-reveals-motive-identifies-suspect-in-atl-black-trans-murder/

Bowles, T. (2024, March 14). Search for killer in death of beloved barber in East Point – Righteous Hill. 11Alive. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/east-point-police-beloved-barbers-killers/85-71ab129e-f0fb-4689-a522-1eeec09b7ce3

Factora, J. (2024, March 8). Righteous Torrence “Chevy” Hill, a Black Trans Salon Owner, Reportedly Killed in Atlanta Last Week. Them. https://www.them.us/story/righteous-torrence-chevy-hill-atlanta-death

FOX 5 Atlanta. (2024, February 29). East Point man allegedly shot to death by relative in front yard, police say – Righteous Hill. FOX 5 Atlanta. https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/east-point-man-allegedly-shot-to-death-by-relative-in-front-yard-police-say

Graves, V. (2024, March 17). 35 Year Old Black Trans Man & Hair Salon Owner Righteous Torrence “TK” Hill Murdered in Atlanta. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU7UkulhzQg

HRC. (2024, March 15). Remembering Righteous TK “Chevy” Hill, Black Transgender Man, community leader and inclusive business owner – Righteous Hill. Human Rights Campaign. https://www.hrc.org/news/remembering-righteous-tk-chevy-hill-black-transgender-man-community-leader-and-inclusive-business-owner

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