DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Investigators with the Dallas Police Department say a 29-year-old man has admitted to yelling slurs at a transgender woman before following her to a bus stop and opening fire.
The shooting happened before midnight on September 20. That’s when police say Domingo Ramirez-Cavente approached the victim while driving a red pickup.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
According to the arrest warrant, Ramirez-Cavente began “speaking derogatorily of gay and transgender people” so the 35-year-old victim walked away.READ MORE: AP Source: Rangers Snag Shortstop Corey Seager For $325 Million, 10-Year Deal
Because of the encounter, the victim left the area and went to a nearby bus stop to wait on the bus. Police say Ramirez-Cavente admitted that it was then that he drove his truck over next to the victim, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots.
The victim was hit multiple times in the chest and arm and had to undergo surgery. Authorities say the woman’s injuries prevented her from speaking with them until Sunday.MORE NEWS: TCU Officially Hires SMU's Sonny Dykes As New Coach
Police had said they were investigating the shooting as a hate crime, but as of Wednesday Ramirez-Cavente had only been charged with aggravated assault. He is being held on $25,000 bond.