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Friend: Person killed at NSA after refusing orders to leave property identified as transgender

  • The entrance to the Terrace Motel sits empty on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Elkridge, Md. Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency on Monday in a stolen car, met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to the motel to "party." (AP Photo/Meredith Somers)

    The entrance to the Terrace Motel sits empty on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Elkridge, Md. Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency on Monday in a stolen car, met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to the motel to "party." (AP Photo/Meredith Somers)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer directs a vehicle to turn away at the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fort Meade, Md. Earlier, a firefight erupted when two men dressed as women tried to ram a car into a gate, killing one of them and wounding the other, officials said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    A police officer directs a vehicle to turn away at the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fort Meade, Md. Earlier, a firefight erupted when two men dressed as women tried to ram a car into a gate, killing one of them and wounding the other, officials said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • ATF agents gather in a parking lot where media have been asked to gather, down the road from the entrance to Ft. Meade after a vehicle rammed a gate to the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015 in Fort Meade, Md.  One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    ATF agents gather in a parking lot where media have been asked to gather, down the road from the entrance to Ft. Meade after a vehicle rammed a gate to the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015 in Fort Meade, Md. One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

A friend of the driver killed in a confrontation at the entrance to the National Security Agency said the individual identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ricky Shawatza Hall was killed Monday when NSA police opened fire on a stolen car that then crashed into a police vehicle. A passenger was wounded, as was an officer.

Kayla Brooks, who works at a transgender outreach program in Baltimore, says she last saw Hall on Sunday. Brooks says Hall "seemed high and was looking for a date" while walking up and down a Baltimore strip known as a hotspot for sex work.

Brooks says Hall went by the name Mya and was nice and friendly but "very troubled."