Suspect Arrested in D.C. Transgender Shooting

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 1 MIN.

District of Columbia police have arrested a 20-year-old man who they say shot a transgender female.

Police say 20-year-old Darryl Willard of northeast Washington surrendered Tuesday and was charged with assault with intent to kill while armed.

Police say the woman he's accused of shooting went into a police station on Monday around 2 a.m. to report she was wounded while walking in the city's Southeast section. Police say the victim knows the suspect and is expected to survive.

The shooting is the latest in a series of attacks in recent months that have victimized transgender people in the District of Columbia and raised concerns through the community of transgender, gay and lesbian people.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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