It’s interesting to see how news media deals with stuff like this. In both cases they identify the victim, Teish Cannon, as being “openly gay” and being a man. But only one identifies that she was living as a woman. I’m not sure what her gender identity was but a part of me feels that she is being disrespected by the media for who she was.
Dwight R. DeLee shot and killed Moses “Teish” Cannon with a .22-caliber rifle Friday night because he didn’t like that Cannon was openly gay, Syracuse police said.
Cannon, 22, and his brother, Mark Cannon, 18, both of 404 Arthur St., were shot as they sat in a car parked in front of 411 Seymour St., where they had been invited to a party. The bullet grazed the left arm of Mark Cannon, who was in the driver’s seat, and hit Moses Cannon in the chest, police said.
And the second story which identifies, at the least, that she lived as a woman.
Source: Newsradio 570 WSYR Syracuse
The Syracuse man charged with second degree murder faces a judge this morning.
Family and friends of Moses Cannon are still shocked over his sudden death.
“I’m bitter, I’m hurt,” said Roxanne Green, Moses’ mother.
Cannon, who lived as a woman, was shot and killed Friday night. Police say the suspect, 20 year-old Dwight DeLee, didn’t like his sexual preference.