A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of 35 year old trans woman Daniela Calderon.
According to reporting from the Dallas Voice, Dallas police arrested 29 year old Domingo Ramirez-Cayente and charged him with aggravated assault in the shooting that took place on September 20 in the 11000 block of Dennis Road.
According to the arrest warrant, Calderon was walking along Dennis Road when Ramirez-Cayente pulled up alongside her in his red Chevy truck and yelled anti-trans and anti-gay slurs at her. Calderon walked away from the truck and toward a nearby DART bus stop so she could leave the location.
Ramirez-Cayente then pulled up to the bus stop as she was waiting there and shot Calderon several times with a handgun.
Calderon was taken to a nearby hospital where she underwent surgery for her injuries, and spoke to investigators in September 22.. Ramirez-Cayente’s truck was captured by nearby security video cameras and was eventually identified by detectives on September 24.
Ramirez-Cayente was arrested on traffic warrants, and while being interviewed by detectives at DPD headquarters admitted to shooting Calderon. .
Ramirez-Cayente is still in the Dallas County jail as of this writing on charges of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and three minor traffic violations. His bond on the assault charge was set at $25,000.
Once again, this is another concrete example of what I I’m talking about when I say anti-trans hate thoughts + anti-trans hate speech = anti-trans hate violence and murder.
I’m thankful that Rony Calderon didn’t become the fourth Texas trans person to be lost to anti-trans violence this year. I also wish her speedy healing and recovery from her injuries.
May the Dallas County DA handle their business and throw this waste of DNA under the jail for what he tried to do.
TransGriot Update: Stunned and angered to learn that Ramirez-Cayente was released on bail.