Muhlaysia Booker's Killing Shares Similarities With 2 Other Attacks on Trans Women, Dallas Police Say

Dallas police said Tuesday that the shooting death of Muhlaysia Booker bears similarities to two other attacks on transgender women in the past year.Booker, 22, was found dead Saturday on a street in Far East Dallas, and her killing has prompted cries for better protections for transgender people.Major Vincent Weddington said Tuesday that police are looking into two other cases — an October slaying and an April stabbing where the victim survived.Two of the victims had been in the area of Spring Avenue and Lagow Street just before the attacks, Weddington said. Two of them got into a car with someone, while the third let someone into her car.Weddington said that police had not made a definitive link between any of the attacks.Police said there will be a town hall meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, to discuss the cases.Before her slaying, Booker was the victim of a brutal beating at an east Oak Cliff apartment complex. Video of the assault, which police called "disturbing," was shared widely on social media.   Continue reading...

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