Arrests have been made in connection with the fatal shooting of Koko Da Doll, star of the hit Sundance documentary Kokomo City.
Atlanta Police announced Thursday that 17 was detained in April 35 and was held in Fur Dayton County Jail. The teen apparently turned himself in after “Atlanta Police homicide detectives were able to determine a probable cause and obtain warrants for murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement Thursday. .
18 Year-old now faces arrest and charges by Atlanta police Apr 18 Survey after response to report following a late night shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, a woman was found shot dead at the crime scene and pronounced dead.
Police did not identify the victim by name, but Kokomo City director D. Smith in An Instagram post by Koko Da Doll whose name is Rasheeda Williams, “the latest victim of violence against black trans women on behalf of
Cinetic Media and Magnolia Pictures, which acquired Kokomo City referred The Hollywood Reporter to Smith’s Instagram post after taking her bow at Sundance, and Adding that they have no other details.
Koko Da Doll is one of four black transgender sex workers featured in Smith’s documentary, including Daniella Carter, Dominique Silver and Liyah Mitchell. The feature recounts each of their lived experiences in New York and Atlanta, while exploring the divisions that separate them from the black community and the threats they face every day.
The film won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival in January, including NEXT Audience Award and NEXT Innovator Award. In her comments on the document, THR reviewer Lovia Gyarkye Wrote, “Violence—whether real or anticipated—is the most obvious thematic thread, but the competition for space and attention is the beauty.” 1235398868