LOS ANGELES — A 17-year-old teen has been arrested in connection with the October slaying of a transgender woman in East Hollywood, Calif.The teen’s name was not released because he is a minor. Police said he was being held at a juvenile detention center when a warrant was served for his arrest, reports KNBC-TV.
Two additional people are sought in connection with the Oct. 2 killing of Aniya Parker, 47, who was slain in what police described as a “robbery gone bad.”
The fatal shooting was caught on video from a nearby business’ surveillance camera.
In the video, Parker is seen turning around after 2-4 suspects say something, then surround her underneath a tree. One suddenly throws a punch and Parker runs off. That’s when one suspect fires a single shot, hitting her in the head.
Transgender immigration activist Zoraida Reyes, 29, was strangled June 11 and her body was dumped the following day in Anaheim. A 38-year-old Anaheim man has been charged in the killing.
Another transgender woman was found dead on the front porch of a residence in Los Angeles on Oct. 1. She had been robbed and then shot, and police investigators believe that killing may have been a hate crime.