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. Julian said she’d only learned hours earlier that Hall was the driver of the SUV involved in Monday’s shooting. “I think it’s just tragic,” she said. h/t dailybeast