Sister Killed by Ohio Shooter Identified as a Man

The friends of the Dayton, Ohio shooter’s sibling, who was the first killed before he went on to attack a bar and restaurant area, say Megan Betts was a transgender man who had not come out yet to most people.

Splinter reports Betts identified as Jordan Cofer and used he/him pronouns. It also appears Cofer’s being transgender was not the motivation behind the killing.

“Jordan was my closest friend,” a friend of Cofer said. “He identified with he/him pronouns to people he trusted and knew would support him. Jordan was probably one of the sweetest people you would ever meet, a true saint, but he was also very scared constantly. He tried to give the best to everyone.” . . .

“Jordan told me in the past that he was not out to his family, but that could have changed in the past month as we barely spoke of the topic recently,” the friend explained, adding he never told his brother about being trans.

Another friend from middle and high school, who is also transgender, said they remember Cofer as queer but still in the closet.

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