August 1, 1987
August 22, 2017
Age at Death:
Kiwi and her wife, Kristy Thompson, lived in St. Louis, Missouri. They were raising three young sons together, aged 2 to 8 years. Kiwi is remembered by many loving neighbors as a kind and caring woman who was close to her family and friends.
In the early hours of Tuesday, August 22, 2017, St. Louis police responded to a domestic dispute call. The police say they found Kiwi Herring, featuring multiple slash marks, holding a large kitchen knife, next to her similarly wounded spouse, Kristy Thompson. The police say that Herring slashed at the officers, leading to the police officers shooting back and killing Herring. One of the officers sustained knife wounds from the incident.
Was justice served?
As of March 31, 2021, justice has not been served. Some have taken issue with the police account of the event due to the initial police report misidentifying Herring as a man, leading to some feeling that Herring's death was influenced by anti-trans sentiment.