Man arrested for a Springfield Mo. woman’s murder

Dominique Lucious
Dominique Lucious Facebook / Background Jacub Gomez

Transgender woman Dominique Lucious, 26, was shot and killed on April 8 in her apartment in Springfield Mo. The SPD have arrested Charles Nelson, 28, and charged him with 2nd-degree murder.

According to the police report on April 8, 2021, at 6:51 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 905 N. Main after a 911 caller reported that a person had been shot.  When officers arrived, they found the victim inside an apartment who had suffered gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim was identified as Dominique Lucious 26-year-old transgender female from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made.

The Springfield Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified a suspect in the case as Charles Nelson, a 28-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Nelson was arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail for 2nd Degree Murder. The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review and potential filing of criminal charges.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).

A friend shared “Rest In Peace Dominique Doingme Lucious i Love You So Much Cousin ❤️ I Was Closer To You Than Almost Anybody .. I Wish You Wouldve Called Me Cousin You Could Have Came Here … I Can’t Handle This , You Didn’t Deserve This …. i Love You”

She will be missed.

Rest In Peace Dominique Lucious

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender