Ricky Shawatza Hall, a transgender from Baltimore, was identified by the FBI on Tuesday as the driver of an SUV that engaged police in a wild shootout after it refused to yield to orders from officers. Hall was killed.
Police said that Hall, 27, and a passenger was identified as Kevin Fleming and was being treated at a local hospital. The incident took place at the entrance to the NSA’s main campus in Ft. Meade, Md. Both were dressed as women.
Elizabeth Julian, a Maryland public defense attorney who represented Hall on a probation violation in February told The Daily Beast that Hall had said she was transgender and asked to be referred to using the feminine pronoun. Continue reading