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.