Transgender woman arrested for shooting and killing a man on a light rail train

In a breaking story, a woman identified by the Sacbee as transgender has been booked by Sacramento police on suspicion of murder.

The video of the shooting which occurred Thursday night has no sound but somehow the police have already determined the shooting was not in retaliation to hate speech.

Source SacBee:

Sacramento police detectives booked 32-year-old Lynnsey Evakarla Braun into the county jail on suspicion of murder.

She is accused of opening fire on a man in his 50s inside an outbound Gold Line train as it came into the Archives Plaza station at 11th and O streets.

The man, who suffered gunshot wounds, exited the train before falling to the sidewalk, according to Regional Transit officials. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Braun is being held in segregation in a male jail reportedly because of her transgender status.

Read the full story here.

Note: planetransgender does not normally use just one source for stories such as this, especially since the trans woman is not self identifying, but will in this instance as Sacbee is a historically a very reliable source.

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