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Suspect Arrested in DC Transgender Shooting

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WASHINGTON – District of Columbia police have arrested a 20-year-old man who they say shot a transgendered 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 transgendered people in the District of Columbia and raised concerns through the community of transgendered, gay and lesbian people.

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