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Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of male-to-female transgender Muhlaysia Booker.

Booker, 23, was fatally shot around 6:40 a.m. on May 18. Booker was killed weeks after being assaulted by a mob in a viral video that made national headlines.

Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested in connection with the attack on Booker. He was charged with assault and released on bond. Police say he is not linked to Booker's shooting death.

Kendrell Lavar Lyles was taken into custody and charged with Booker's murder and two other murders in the Dallas area.

Lyles, 34, was arrested for the May 22 murder of a biological woman after police acted on a tip from the public.

Lyles is also a person of interest in the murder of MTF transgender Chynal Lindsey whose body was pulled out of a reservoir on June 1.

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Police Chief U. Reneé Hall said Lindsey's body showed signs of "homicidal violence." She asked for the public's help to find the person who was targeting LGBT+ victims.

Hall expressed concern that a serial murderer might be targeting transgenders.

"We are concerned, and we are actively and aggressively investigating the case," she said, adding that police contacted the FBI to assist with the investigation.

In the days before his arrest, Lyles allegedly shot a man during a drug transaction that went wrong. The man later died.

While working that case police realized Lyles' car - a light-colored Lincoln LS - matched the description of the car that picked up Booker at an intersection on the city's southeast side in the early morning hours of May 18.

Police also said Lyles' cell phone placed him in the area of the intersection before Booker was murdered.

Booker and Lindsey are among 10 Black MTF transgenders to be killed in America this year. Most of the trans victims were sex workers.

  • xxxgracious

    Wow...I have no words. May all the victims R.I.P.

  • tia

    No matter if we are men or women, our choices in this lifetime could have potentially deadly consequences. Nevertheless, it's no excuse for their murders. I pray that they are resting in eternal peace.

  • bemetoo

    He looks crazy and looks like he loves to fawk booty.. ole big dingy dick crazy azz

  • lovelygamour

    I am not trans but I grew up next to a white and a black gay area. in the past the trans prostitutes would teach each other and have there own motels/hotels. this was really important because they are frequently robbed. yes, they have violence because of closeted men but the majority of the trans crime in my old area was old fashion robbery and roommate disputes.

    now, i hear on social media so many trans doing sex work but there is no guidance. if you are trans go find a trans community center. better yet get a regular job. times have changed. you can find a regular job now. or deal with your issues, use your male privilege, and get a nice paying job. honestly, trans people die at an alarming rate. from drugs, to suicide, to boyfriends, to jealous friends, to thrillseekers, to bad hormones. be safe.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Lyles, 34...No way he is 34...his eyes are dead. I would be scare to be around him. He is a serial killer...killing men...women and transgenders.

  • DeJeri

    34????????????????????????

  • Fire & Ice

    His eyes say it all. This guy looks demented and evil!

  • MoneyMillz

    Jeffrey Dahmer said that hated being ghey, that's why he chose kill ghey men.

  • the guest

    M to F Transgenders are going to have to become M to F Transgender-lipstick lesbians and date each other because the assaults and serial killing against them is getting out of hand.

  • Tinytoon

    He's one of the most roughest 34 year olds I have EVER seen.??

  • Vonn

    This dude is nuts. ?

  • Chicagowise

    There are trannies that date other trannies. I know a man who thinks he's a woman. He's dating a woman who thinks she's a man.

  • Chicagowise

    Poor thing. If I looked like used bubblegum, I'd be mad enough to kill somebody, too!

  • MsSapphire9800

    OFF TOPIC...The DR is back in the news...1st all their toxicology machines are broken...now we have the 8th American Tourist to die...Joseph Allen, 55, of Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead in his hotel room at Terra Linda in Sosua on 6/13/19. Something is not right..it is time for the US to step in.

  • Renee26

    Good.... Another nut job off the streets

  • Renee26

    and confused

  • lovelygamour

    he looks like a heavy drug abuser to me. drugs can cause this violent behavior.

  • Wreckognize Game

    This is so disheartening. Their investigation skills are nonexistent.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I don't get it. Are these guys pretending they don't know these are MTF individuals?

    There have been recent murders here in DC, and the last couple bodies were found in an area known for MTF sex workers. So, no way 'John' didn't know what he was getting.

    PSA: Cowardly, closeted mens must be avoided; they are emotional, erratic, unstable, and 'unpredicKtable'?
    They out here windmilling with hammers and bats 'cause they got a itch that only a MTF can scratch! Run I say! ?? ????? ??...scatter!????????????

    RIP to these victims, smh?

  • lovelygamour

    the d.r is so small that its probably one company cutting corners. so they got tainted liquor plus opportunistic hotel staff. so sad because that island needs foreign money but what travel agent will push d.r trips now. all those workers will be out of a job.

  • Sushi

    What is happening, is that they are stepping on their drinks, with methanol...

  • Chicagowise

    A friend had to remind me that this is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. I kept wondering why there was so much rainbow sh/t everywhere.

    I don't do parades... gay or straight. I'm going to steer clear of those festivities. The youngsters and old queens still clinging to their youth, can have that mess. If I knew where my friends were buried, I'd rather spend that day placing flowers on their graves.

  • Gloria

    Same thing I'm thinking because I would think any MTF person will be pretty transparent with a customer that they will be physical with. Hiding one's true gender when the man will soon find out is wayyyy too risky and I don't see a sex worker being that oblivious to potential danger and not being honest with the customer upfront.

  • GrapeCrush

    **HUGZ** ???

  • GrapeCrush

    Lol! ?

  • MsSapphire9800

    Also...they have to embalm the body in order to sent them home....they are not doing any toxicology on these victims. Those families will probably never know the truth.

  • lovelygamour

    years ago there was a trans killer. it was assumed to be either 2-3 people but they killed 6 in a week. it got so bad that the news actually did a public service announcement telling trans workers that they are being targeting in this 5 mile radius. at first they claimed it was just thrillseekers but later they said the guys was robbing them for money and drugs.

    some of the murders will be committed by closeted men but most are robberies in some way. usually over drugs. its sad. I remember this unabashed trans sex worker who did not care at all. they let everyone know where they lived and allowed everything in their home. i saw one of their ads and they even wrote you could smoke and drink/ and no time limit

    A lot of the trans workers I have met have been very open. i think thats why they get targeted a lot. you know where they are going to be, they are open, and they have things to steal. its so sad.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yep, they need to be digging up his backyard; he's murdered before.?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The sudden increase in transgender murders could be due to more Black men finding out they are HIV positive, which means they were the receivers. ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Most likely he is.

  • Fire & Ice

    Right!

  • lovelygamour

    nope. I was told there are ways to keep the man from finding out. its very dangerous but a lot play that game. just think its late at night and the worker wants money and the guy is drunk. some trans workers take getting beat up as part of the job. just like how boyish women will pretend to be boys and perform because they get paid more that way.

    I saw a trans worker that set up shop at a nyc hotel. they eventually got forced out because they was tricking men and it was turning bad. like it was trouble every week. the same thing happens in clubs. a passable trans will wait until closing time and scoop a customer up. they have to have them out the door before they realize or the trans threatens to embarrass them.

  • lovelygamour

    i think so too. just like that mexican resort with tainted beer. sounds like someone was trying to save money with rancid beer and they "spiced" it up.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Can’t they preserve the bodily fluids when they drain the bodies before embalming? I would think that they can find out something since they exhume bodies to reconsider a cause of death. I just want them to try harder.

  • Janice Collins

    40 people murder in Dallas during the month of May. 40. Are we looking for those killers as well. They keep stressing Transgender serial killer, but he appears to be just a regular ole killer. Now they about to hit him with hate crime under pressure when very well just might have killed her over drugs. I hope they give this man a fair trial so we not going back and forth about his civil rights later.

  • Sushi

    Exactly. ..

  • lovelygamour

    my first thought was i hope they didnt just round up some regular criminal.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yes, you make a good point. I guess I don't understand why they have to murder them in addition to robbing them. That seems like overkill (no pun), to me. Also, it''s apparently difficult to prove these attacks as hate crimes during the trial phase, so the hate crime designation is often dismissed. Still, two (or more) armed individuals robbing one un-armed individual suggests, to me, that the murder was a deliberate decision.

  • MsSapphire9800

    The ME is suppose to draw blood....they can ship it with the body if they preserve it correctly. But the family have to demand certain things.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    There was a gun scare at the pride parade in DC... I didn't WANT to laugh at the sight of 'queens' scampering for cover on the evening news (but i couldn't look away)?

    *puts my own self in time-out, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yeah, honesty is the best policy, in this scenario

  • Renee26

    I could never be a stripper or hooker... There's no way I could "service" something that looks like that ?

  • Renee26

    Stonewall?? Enlighten me so I don't have to Googa

  • Renee26

    They can probably run in heels better than we cam chile

  • DeJeri

    And cross-eyed....

  • Rayne

    What happened to the days where men dressed as men and everyone knew he was gay, but didn’t bother him unless they were too. Ion like ppl being dishonest and tricking folks.

  • goheadwiththat

    AINT NOBODY LAUGHING ??? YES....YES I AM ??

  • Wreckognize Game

    I really pray that they find out what happened and the people responsible for this are caught.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Ok moving on. Next CAAAASE!

  • Sushi

    Yes, you get 10 minutes

  • WhoKnew

    This cockeyed mutha hunchie looks so evil and twisted. Glad they caught him.

  • WhoKnew

    True.

  • Nunya Business

    29 my a**!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    And officials trying to cover the 8th man's death told his wife to cremate him. In other words, get rid of the evidence that he was poisoned.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Soooooo he was targeting everybody not just trans according to this he killed a male and a biological female.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    first thought that came to my mind! I’m not even holding a conversation or making eye contact with something that look like this

  • WhoKnew

    "sight of 'queens' scampering for cover on the evening news"
    ___________________________________________

    Take the rest of the evening off in time out. I'm sorry but that is funny. Guess I'll go stand in the corner too. LOL!

  • Renee26

    Ok!! He probably stinks too. BARF

  • Prettybrowneyes

    34? Lies you tell ?

  • Chicagowise

    Now... you know he looks chewed and spewed! ?

  • Chicagowise

    A riot outside a gay bar in New York. It's credited with igniting the gay rights movement.

  • Chicagowise

    LMAO! Running in their mommas' heels!

  • Chicagowise

    ?

  • DeJeri

    Good old fashioned gay. Yes. The good ol days.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Please hush, Chicago.... ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yes, join me, Rofl!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    In my defense, Sushi, not everyone is as consistently strapped (or as effortlessly stunning) as you manage to be, Lol!??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Some... not all. ?????

  • Michelle Peele

    Looking for the comment that says this guy looks like Jay-Z on his momma side...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile not even for all the tea in china

  • Alextra Ballard

    Girrrrl if I see somn like that walking towards me,it’s time to cross dem streets

  • Alextra Ballard

    Especially his bref

  • Sushi

    Much love...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yeah, you got your sh-- together Sushi! ??

  • Kimberly King

    This is my older brother. He's 40 though. Definitely doesn't act like these new age gays. He's an RN and very professional.

  • Kimberly King

    Lmao @ "Googa"

  • Kimberly King

    She doesn't look like a man in that first pic.

    The killer looks crazy AF.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I’m telling y’all lots of black men sit around and talk about how they will kill a tranny or a homosexual...I guess some act on it

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    They mess with cripples deformed and 500lb guys

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ok!! Run don’t walk

  • Rayne

    Right! I know and hang with a couple of men like this too! My husband is even comfortable with them coming over and hanging out with me.

  • currvalicious

    That's a crazy, & scary looking negro. Glad he's been apprehended. 29 yrs old has never looked so rough.

  • currvalicious

    And clutch your purse real tight. But before ya do that, pull out your made. W/that mofo, something's bound to happen.

  • currvalicious

    You're getting a spanking! Lmao... Not Mamma's heels. 3' block heels...

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I'm right there with ya! If the age is not a typo then that's a roooough looking 29.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I'm right there with ya! If the age is not a typo then that's a roooough looking 34.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "All my life I had to fight..."

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • ClaireHuxtable

    Good ole fashioned drag queens.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Nee! Don't be so picky...he was wearing deodorant!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0L! I didn't see you'd already thought about his smella-liciousness!

  • Andrea Williams

    Lmao.......You knew the right thing to do! Put your own self in timeout.

  • BlowGreen22

    Now dats crazy

  • ClaireHuxtable

    By next week we'll discover there are actually 26. They just went under-reported. A couple who got sick, but lived are in CO. They think chemicals were sprayed.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    ???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Call me silly but I aint going back! Give it 3 years and things will be cool again. The k1ller(s) will move on to some other island.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    smh *speechless*

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U know U need 2 quit, Jeri.

  • Pamela

    29 years old. Where?

  • J’aime Sucer

    So he’s a serial tranny killer? Nothing else better to do with his time ?

  • DeJeri

    LOL

  • Ep from Hp

    nigga look every bit of 49

  • Renee26

    Ugh don't describe it like it's remotely appealing ?

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Renee26

    Thank you ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • currvalicious

    LMAO!!!!! Where's my strap?? You're getting s spankin' for that!!!

  • currvalicious

    And yes, I'm sure once you embalm these bodies, you loose evidence. So maybe I suppose they'll test the deceased tissue. Or it'll be traces in the organs of the alleged poison.

  • currvalicious

    Agreed. They should be able to extract all the necessary samples from the body before the embalming process. That's if they're sincerely interested in finding the cause & manner of death. On my Quincy sh!t...

  • currvalicious

    And those Dominicans aren't trying to help them w/finding any fault w/there island. Messing up their $$$....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    No Mommy Nooo!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Old Musty don't roll good witchu?

  • Renee26

    No ma'am

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Charli for Men? Rugged by Mycal Kors? Valentino by Guchi?

  • Renee26

    Where's my belt??! ???

  • PrettyMeka08

    Black don’t crack, unless ...

  • PrettyMeka08

    49 said said don’t put that on me lol. Hard knock life.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    You smoking it ??

  • Ep from Hp

    Lmao

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sis, you could've passed up on that lil $25. Ugh, look at him.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Girl you should have took out running when he pulled up. He look like something aint right with him. Hoes sometimes y'all gotta say no

  • DeepThinker

    Scary looking dude on Candyman level. It must have been a slow business night. Shim must have needed that $ real bad. Whew!

  • Pamela

    You generous. 50.

  • Ep from Hp

    Lmao

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ?

  • Baddie_Love

    Sad

  • Andrea Williams

    Morning Nancy.......I'm just speaking to my girl. I don't really have too much to say right now because it's early BUT give me a moment and we shall see. Enjoy your day hun.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Awww.... thank you, you're sweet.?

    I actually did have a calm (no violent daydreams) workday today, ROFL!?

  • Andrea Williams

    Ha! No violent daydreams? You are improving and making me proud! Gone girl!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *takes a bow* ??
    ROFL! ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ???