Transgender Woman ‘Muhlaysia Booker’ Attacked On Video Found Fatally Shot In Dallas

Transgender Woman 'Muhlaysia Booker' Attacked On Video Found Fatally Shot In Dallas

 

In a press conference Sunday, Major Vincent Weddington said the body of the victim was found on a street in Far East Dallas on Saturday morning. The responding officers found the woman with a gunshot wound “lying face down in the street, deceased from homicidal violence.” The woman was identified Sunday.

In April, a video showing 23-year-old Booker being beaten and kicked by a group of people went viral, causing outrage. The video showed Booker addressing an angry mob before an African-American man threw her to the ground and started beating her. The man was identified as 29-year-old Edward Dominic Thomas. He was taken into custody two days after the attack and charged with aggravated assault.

Police said as a crowd gathered, someone offered $200 to 29-year-old Edward Thomas to beat the woman.





A bystander recorded cell phone video as Booker lay on the ground while men punched and kicked her, and others looked on. Several women eventually intervened and dragged her to safety. Booker suffered a concussion, fractured wrist and other injuries.

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.

Booker died from “homicidal violence,” said police Maj. Vincent Weddington. He did not elaborate. No suspect has been identified.

Weddington said there’s no evidence indicating a link between the shooting and the April 12 beating Booker suffered after she was involved in a minor traffic accident .

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