According to police chief Vincent Weddington on Sunday, Muhlaysia Booker, a 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people, was found face-down on a street early Saturday and no suspects has been identified, She has been declared dead on the scene.
A police affidavit made public at the time indicated that Booker had accidentally knocked himself over in a vehicle before the driver of the vehicle pointed his gun at her and refused to let her go unless she paid them. damage.
As the crowd gathered, someone offered a man $ 200 to beat her, suffering a concussion, wrist fracture and other injuries, the police said at the time. Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested and imprisoned for aggravated assault.
The video of the incident was shared on social media.
Weddington said Sunday that the investigation into the April attack was continuing.