Bianca Bankz was the fourth known trans or gender non-conforming person to be killed, and the third Black trans woman.
Bankz, also known as ‘Muffin’, had just moved into a new home near the Bankhead area of northwest Atlanta. Multiple gunshots were heard on Sunday, January 17. Responding police officers found Bankz and another man dead.
Police and other sources have indicated to Planet Transgender that this was a murder-suicide, with “friends say[ing]… her life was taken by a man in her home, who ultimately took his own life.”