- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say they believe the murder of a transgender woman beaten and shot in north Philadelphia was a robbery rather than a hate crime.

Twenty-two-year-old Keisha Jenkins was attacked early Tuesday in the Logan section of the city and pronounced dead minutes later at a hospital.

Capt. James Clark of the police homicide division told WPVI-TV on Wednesday that he believes five or six males saw the victim, believed she had money and assaulted and killed her. He said “We believe it was a robbery.”

Officials said Jenkins had been riding in a car and had just gotten out when she was surrounded and beaten, and one man pulled out a gun and shot her twice in the back.

Police are asking for help from the public in finding suspects.


Information from: WPVI-TV, https://www.6abc.com

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