Arrest Made In The October Shooting Of A Transgender Woman In East Hollywood
An arrest has been made in the October shooting death of a transgender woman in East Hollywood. Police have arrested one person in the death of Aniya Knee Parker and are looking for two more suspects, a release from the LAPD says. Police have not revealed the name of the person they arrested.
Parker, 47, was walking in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue on October 2 at 3 a.m. when she was approached by three men. The men attempted to take her purse and in the struggle that followed, Parker was shot in the head as she attempted to escape them. She was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead around 5:30 a.m. The confrontation was caught on video by a surveillance camera.
Police are still looking for two men, described as Latino and between 20 and 35 years old, KTLA reports. Shortly after Parker's death, officials announced a $50,000 reward for information that led to an arrest. Police did not reveal if the reward sparked a tip that led to this arrest, L.A. Times reports.
Anyone with information should call the LAPD's Rampart Division at (213) 484-3400.