An Atlanta man was arrested in the shooting death of a male-to-trans found dead in a car outside a College Park apartment complex earlier this month.
Tyrone Anthony Kemp, 26, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of Troy Dangerfield, aka Tee Tee, 32.
Kemp was taken into custody at a Union City car dealership where he worked cleaning cars, according to Major Lance Patterson of the College Park Police Department.
Dangerfield was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a car parked outside the South Hampton Estates apartment complex at 4:20 a.m. on August 2. He was transported to Grady Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Patterson says the two men met up at the 50 Yard Line sports bar in College Park shortly before Dangerfield was killed. Surveillance footage from the bar shows Kemp and Dangerfield leaving around 3 a.m.
“We know that he was with Ms. Dangerfield earlier in the evening, not long before [Dangerfield] was murdered,” Patterson said. “They met up after [Dangerfield] left the club.”
Patterson said Kemp’s name surfaced early on in the investigation.
“Our detectives kept following up on leads. They spoke to Kemp early on in the investigation. He was kind of on our radar anyway. Our leads kept pointing back to him,” Patterson said.
Patterson declined to say if Kemp and Dangerfield had a sexual relationship.
Dangerfield was killed less than 48 hours after attending a march and rally for transgender equality in Midtown, according to AJC.com.
Dangerfield’s co-workers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport held a memorial service on August 11. He was laid to rest on August 11 in his native Louisiana.
A memorial page raised $5,403 for his funeral service.
Kemp is charged with malice murder and is being held without bond in the Fulton County jail.