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Dallas Police Arrest Suspect in Transphobic Shooting

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Domingo Ramirez-Cavente faces charges of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting a transgender woman.

Dallas police Tuesday arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a transgender woman over the weekend.

Domingo Ramirez-Cavente, 29, faces charges of aggravated assault, reports TV station WFAA. An arrest affidavit says that when police brought in Ramirez-Cavente, he admitted in an interview to shooting the victim. He had waived his Miranda rights.

Police records say Ramirez-Cavente pulled up to Calderon on a northwest Dallas road Friday night and "began speaking derogatorily of gay and transgender people."

But when the victim walked away toward a bus stop, Ramirez-Cavente drove his pickup truck to her, pulled out a weapon and shot her multiple times in the chest and arm, police say.

She spoke to police about the encounter Sunday night, but remains hospitalized. WFAA reports she has undergone surgery.

Dallas police last week released a description and surveillance video of Ramirez-Cavente's vehicle and said they were looking for a Latino male suspect.

Police are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

Constant reports of violence against our community are difficult to read, especially as we continue to face historic rates. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach out to the Anti-Violence Project's free bilingual (English/Spanish) national hotline at (212) 714-1141 or report online for support.

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