Man Charged in Transgender Woman's Slaying: Dallas Police

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UPDATE: Dallas County officials dropped the murder case against a man accused of fatally shooting a transgender woman in east Oak Cliff last summer. A lawyer for 22-year-old Angelo Walker said that his client did not kill Merci Richey and that authorities’ case against Walker had fallen apart. The attorney, Thomas Cox, said the case was dismissed after prosecutors learned a description of the killer did not match Walker.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the June slaying of a transgender woman in east Oak Cliff, police say.

Police say 22-year-old Merci Mack Richey, was found unconscious early the morning of June 30, in the parking lot of the Stone Crest Apartments in the 3000 block of East Ledbetter Drive.

She had been shot multiple times and was pronounced her dead at the scene, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

A resident reported hearing gunfire around 5 a.m., but there were no records of 911 calls at the time, according to police.

The witness said he looked out the window and saw a man chasing Richey through the parking lot and shooting before he stood over her and fired multiple times, the affidavit stated.

Police said the description of the shooting was consistent with the crime scene.

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