Police seek suspect in Oklahoma transgender man’s killing

The Associated Press - January 4, 2020 9:42 am

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police are investigating the slaying of a prominent local advocate for transgender rights who was shot and killed on New Year’s Day while working as a cab driver in McAlester.

Police Sgt. Preston Rodgers said that 25-year-old Dustin Parker was found dead in the driver’s seat of the taxi he was driving early on Wednesday morning. Rodgers says authorities are still searching for a suspect or anyone with information about the killing. Rodgers says that it’s still early in the investigation and that police have not officially determined whether Parker’s gender identity had any role in his killing.

 

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