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A New Jersey man is charged with killing a 23-year-old male-to-female transgender, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

Daniel L. Smith, 36, was arrested late Saturday in Ewing and charged with murder and weapons offenses in the shooting death of Shaquil Loftin.

Smith, of Ewing, was taken into custody during a routine traffic stop, according to the NY Post.
 
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Loftin, also known as Shai Vanderpump, was found shot in the face at a Trenton home about 4:40 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Investigators obtained a search warrant at the residence where Loftin was found, as well as interviews with witnesses who implicated Smith as the suspect.

Police did not disclose a motive or how the two knew each other.

A GoFundMe page raised over $6,000 in donations for funeral expenses.