A transgender woman was killed in what one of her friends said was a hate crime.
Ty Lee Underwood, 24, was found dead on Monday morning on 24th Street in North Tyler, Texas, according to KYTX.
“This has to be a hate crime, this has to be a hate crime, nothing else because that was an upstanding person with a good heart,” Underwood's roommate, Coy Simmons told KYTX. "She was lovely, just a lovely person."
Police said Underwood was likely shot before trying to flee in her car. Her vehicle then got stuck in a grassy area before slamming into a mailbox.
The Tyler paper said police are still searching for a motive and a suspect.
Kenya Darks said Underwood didn't have any enemies.
“She's a fan favorite," Darks told KLTV. "Everybody likes Ty."