Suspects Yelled “Tra*ny Fag**t” Slur Before Shooting Pellet Gun At Trans Man In Wheelchair
A transgender man says he was attacked with a pellet gun while traveling along the sidewalk in his wheelchair in Pontiac, Michigan.
Andrew Blake-Newton, 30, said he was shot five times Saturday from a car full of people who were mocking him and yelling anti-transgender slurs.
“They drove away shouting ‘t****y f****t’ at me while they laughed,” Blake-Newton wrote on Facebook.
“No one should have to go through this,” Blake-Newton, who has multiple sclerosis, told NBC affiliate WDIV of Detroit. “No one.”
The incident occurred just after midnight while Blake-Newton was traveling from his home to the local gas station to buy a snack, he said.
Blake-Newton told WDIV-TV that the people who shot him were in a small tan sedan and laughed at him as they