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CrimeTransgender woman brutally attacked on video last month fatally shot in Dallas

12:15  20 may  2019
12:15  20 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Traffic dispute leads to brutal beating of transgender woman by 'mob.' Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested and booked on Sunday for his role in a violent attack against a transgender woman in Dallas . Nationwide, at least 26 transgender people were fatally shot or killed violently in 2018, the

Dallas -- Police have made an arrest in the brutal beating Friday of a transgender woman that's being classified as a hate crime. It occurred in broad daylight in front of a crowd of people and was caught on cellphone video . Police announced the arrest Sunday night of

Transgender woman brutally attacked on video last month fatally shot in Dallas© STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images police lights in an undated photo.

A transgender woman seen brutally attacked in a widely circulated video last month was shot to death in Dallas over the weekend.

Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found "lying face down" on a Dallas road early Saturday morning, police said, adding to a fast-growing number of homicides involving people who identify as transgender.

Officers with the Dallas Police Department said the slaying was the result "homicidal violence," but it stopped short of calling it a hate crime.

Transgender Woman Muhlaysia Booker Found Fatally Shot In East Dallas

Transgender Woman Muhlaysia Booker Found Fatally Shot In East Dallas Transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker, who was at the center of a viral video where she was beaten near an apartment complex, was found fatally shot in east Dallas early Saturday morning, police confirmed. Police responded to the shooting call in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive at around 6:40 a.m near the Tenison Park Golf Course. She was found dead from a gunshot wound. In a press conference on Sunday, police identified the woman as Booker. Police do not have any suspects at this time.

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Newark police are looking for the two men who beat, punched and kicked a woman — who witnesses described as transgender — on a Newark street June 29, 2017.

"We recognize that hate crimes, if you will, are a serious topic," Assistant Dallas Police Chief Avery Moore said at a press conference Sunday. "We at the Dallas Police Department take them serious."

A video of Booker drew national attention last month when it circulated online, showing a brutal beating by several men in the parking lot of an apartment complex as a crowd cheered.

She told police that the incident occurred after a minor traffic accident and that the men yelled homophobic and transphobic slurs at her.

(MORE: Man arrested after aggravated assault of transgender woman caught on video)

Video of the encounter showed a man in a white, long-sleeved T-shirt and white shorts as he ran up to her and threw her down. He then pinned her to the ground and started raining punches on the woman's head. Several other men join in the assault, stomping and kicking her as she struggled, until a group of women intervened.

Transgender woman shot dead month after brutal videoed beating

Transgender woman shot dead month after brutal videoed beating Muhlaysia Booker was attacked as crowd looked on and cheered last month in Dallas incident caught on video that went viral , was found fatally shot in east Dallas early Saturday morning, police confirmed. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Police responded to a shooting call at around 6:40 a.m. near the Tenison Park Golf Course. She was found dead from a gunshot wound, CBS Dallas reports.

A transgender woman is brutally attacked by a mob in Dallas , Texas. Mulaysia Booker, 23, got into a minor car crash and was assaulted by several people. Dallas Police are reviewing the video to see if it can be identified as a hate crime.

Related: A man shot a transgender woman in the neck after he almost set her house on fire. She told police that the violent attack started after she was “I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman . I am in contact with the chief and she assured me that the Dallas

The incident was flagged as a possible hate crime, and police arrested 29-year-old Edward Thomas two days later on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has since been released on bond.

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Booker, who sustained a concussion and a fractured wrist in the gruesome beating, said she was lucky to have survived.

Transgender woman brutally attacked on video last month fatally shot in Dallas© Google Maps A transgender woman was attacked in a "mob" assault outside the Royal Crest Apartments in Dallas on Friday, April 12, 2019, police said.

"This has been a rough week for myself, the transgender community and also the city of Dallas," Booker said an April press conference. "This time, I can stand before you … whereas in other scenarios, we are at a memorial."

Investigators said there was not enough information to say if her death may have been connected to the April attack. The police department did not offer any information about a potential suspect in the slaying.

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The transgender Dallas woman who was brutally beaten on April 12 was found fatally shot just The attack was captured on video . Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault Assistant Chief Avery Moore told the Dallas Morning News that police didn’t have enough

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, who said the video made him "extremely angry," offered his condolences to Booker's family and loved ones in the wake of her death.

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"I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of Muhlaysia Booker," he said in a tweet on Sunday. "I call on anyone with information on this homicide to please contact the Dallas Police Department."

At least 26 transgender people were killed in the U.S. in 2018, with black transgender women targeted the most, according to a statement from the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group.

At least three transgender people have been violently killed so far in 2019, HRC said.

"As HRC continues to work toward justice and equality for transgender people," the organization said, "we mourn those we have lost."

ABC News' Mark Osborne contributed to this report.

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Dallas police asking for the public's help to solve the killings of two transgender women and the assualt of a third.
Dallas police are investigating whether the killing of two transgender women and the assault of third over the past seven months are connected, authorities said Tuesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The most recent victim, Muhlaysia Booker, 22, was found fatally shot on Saturday, according to police. The victims are all African-American. A 29-year-old transgender woman was fatally shot in a vehicle on October 21, 2018, according to police.

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