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Teen Suspect Found in Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman

Teen Suspect Found in Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman

An unnamed teenager was arrested in connection to the murder of a transgender woman, who was killed in Hollywood in October.

The 17-year-old was being held at a juvenile detention center when a warrant for his arrest was issued. According to NBC News in Los Angeles, he may be charged as an adult for what seems to be a robbery that escalated into the shooting of Aniya Parker, 47.

Surveillance video recorded near the crime scene shows Parker struggling with two men or three men as they reportedly tried to take her purse at the corner of Melrose and North Kenmore avenues just before 3 a.m., October 2. She was shot when she tried to flee the scene after the altercation.

After the shooting, Parker was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died in surgery.

The teenager's identity has not been released because he is a minor. Police are seeking two other suspects in connection to the case. 

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