UPDATE: Suspect arrested in D.C. shooting

Police in Washington, D.C., have charged Darryl Willard with “assault with intent to kill while armed,” in connection with the shooting early Monday of a transgender woman in southeast D.C.

Washington, D.C. police are investigating the death of this unidentified person who was found wearing facial make-up and carrying a pair of light-colored heels

According to the Washington Post, after being shot at about 1:50 a.m. in the 2300 block of Savannah Street SE, the victim walked to the Seventh District Police Headquarters to report the crime. The Post reports that the victim knew her attacker and gave his name to police. Willard later turned himself in to authorities.

The victim, who is not named in the newspaper’s article, was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from her injuries.

In the meantime, police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found early Saturday, according to reports by the Associated Press. Police said that when the man’s body was found, he had makeup on his face and had with him a pair of light-colored high-heel shoes. The man appears to be Hispanic or Middle Eastern and between the ages of 25 and 30.

Police said they have no information on whether the dead man was gay or transgender, and that his body showed no signs of trauma.

The Monday shooting was the fourth time in less than two months that a transgender woman has been shot or shot at in the D.C. area. On July 20, Lashai Mclean died after being shot by a man who approached her as she walked with a friend in the city’s Northeast section. The man asked Mclean a question and then pulled a gun and shot her before she could answer, according to the friend, who was uninjured.

Eleven days later and just blocks away from the site of Mclean’s murder, a suspect approached another trans woman, asked for change and then pulled a gun and shot at her before she could answer. The shot missed and the woman was uninjured.

And in August, a D.C. police officer on medical leave was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he stood on the hood of a car and fired into the car containing two men and two trans women. One of the men was injured slightly in the attack.

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News: Britney Spears, Savannah, Spice Girls, Titanic

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'He winked at me': Marines arrested in Savannah for assaulting gay man

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The FBI has launched a preliminary investigation into an attack on a gay man early Saturday, June 12, in Savannah, Ga., to determine if the case warrants hate crime charges. Two Marines — Keil Cronauer, 22, and Christopher Stanzel, 23 — were arrested in connection with the assault, according to the Associated Press and the Savannah Morning News.

Savannah police found Kieran Daly, 26, lying on a downtown street corner, unconscious, early on Saturday morning. Witnesses told police the two Marines accused Daly of winking at them, and that one of the two had punched Daly in the back of the head.

Police also said the two Marines told investigators they were trying to get away from a gay man who was harassing them.

Cronauer and Stanzel, both stationed in South Carolina, now face misdemeanor battery charges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that both were released to Marine police.

On Top Magazine reports that Daly suffered seizures after the attack and has been diagnosed with bruising to his brain. He also told On Top that he was attacked as he was trying to walk away from an argument with the Marines over whether he was flirting with them.

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