DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a Mexican national who committed a hate crime last month when he repeatedly shot a transgender woman in Dallas was in the country illegally after being deported in 2010.
Twenty-nine-year-old Domingo Ramirez-Cayente posted bond following the Sept. 20 shooting and was not required to wear an ankle monitor. Federal immigration officials
Police say Ramirez-Cayente admitted to shooting the 35-year-old transgender woman, who had six gunshot wounds. He was charged with aggravated assault and released from the Dallas County jail.
It’s unclear if Dallas officials were aware of his immigration status when he was released on bond after the shooting.
The September shooting comes after two men were arrested in June in separate Texas killings of transgender women.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News.