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Police make arrest in shooting of transgender woman on Detroit's west side

Posted: 11:22 PM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-28 14:09:12-04
Police looking for suspect in west side shooting
Police looking for suspect in west side shooting
Police looking for suspect in west side shooting
Police looking for suspect in west side shooting

UPDATE: Officials have charged Deonton A. Rogers, 29, in connection with a non-fatal shooting of a 29-year-old transgender woman on Detroit's west side.

Rogers has been charged with several counts including firearm discharge, felon in possession of a firearm and felonious assault, officials say.

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Authorities have released video of a suspect and a transgender woman struggling over a gun before the woman was shot on Detroit's west side.

According to police, on Monday, July 23 at 8:05 p.m., a 29-year-old transgender woman was shot by an unknown suspect while inside of a gas station in the 15400 block of W. 7 Mile Road.

The suspect and the woman had an exchange of words, which resulted in the suspect producing a weapon. Police say that's when the victim attempted to take the weapon away from the suspect before being shot. A struggle for the gun was captured on surveillance video.  

The suspect then fled the scene. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where her condition is currently unknown. 

If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Detroit Police Department's 12th Precinct at 313-596-1240, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.