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Latino Daily News

Thursday June 28, 2012

Popular Atlanta Drag Performer Shot During Botched Robbery

Popular Atlanta Drag Performer Shot During Botched Robbery

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A popular drag queen in the Atlanta, GA area was recently shot and killed in her apartment.

Police say 28-year-old drag performer Noxy Cassandra – born Roberto Calderon-Guzman – was killed by Christopher Williams as he attempted to rob the apartment.

Noxy was found in her apartment on Friday around 12:30 a.m.. She had been shot with a small caliber handgun and was pronounced dead at Northside Hospital.

Dunwood Police say Williams, 20, has a history of preying on people who advertise their services online. He is also a suspect in the June 20th robbery of a transgendered sex worker in DeKalb County and is currently being held in the county jail there.

Sgt. Mike Carlson released a statement asking additional victims to come forward, saying, “We want to know if there are more victims out there that didn’t want to report being robbed or are too scared. We are just glad to get [Williams] off the street.”

Williams was identified with help from witnesses who helped describe him to police and also informed them Williams had called Noxy on a cell phone. The phone, it turns out, was stolen from the victim of the June 20 robbery.

Noxy Cassandra was a popular drag performer in the area.

Williams has been charged with murder and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.