Spampinato was walking home from his job at a Starbucks location, where he was well-liked by coworkers and customers.
The Delaware resort town gets its time in the sun thanks to the incoming First Family, but it's always been a beloved queer space.
McBride, when sworn in, will be the highest-ranking trans official in the United States. Other trans candidates are racking up victories too.
Eric Morrison beat a legislator who had criticized him for performing in drag, and Marie Pinkney is on track to become the state's first Black queer lawmaker.
McBride, a former White House intern and current press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, prevailed in Delaware.
Rep. Earl Jaques had said it was "unbelievable" that his Democratic primary challenger, Eric Morrison, would raise funds with a drag show.
McBride — the first openly trans person to speak at a major political convention and currently the press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign — throws her hat in the ring.