Transgender Woman Fatally Stabbed In DC

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Credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC-AP) — Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman in northeast Washington.

Police say an officer was flagged down at around 8:15 p.m. Thursday and directed to a bus stop in the 4900 block of East Capitol Street where the woman was unconscious and suffering from a stab wound. The woman was transported to Prince George County Hospital Center where she was later pronounced dead.

METRO Transit Police say they are searching for the suspect, believed to be a black male in his forties, wearing a striped hat and a black coat.

Police are providing a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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