Authorities: Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of transgender woman
Authorities have charged a man from Trenton with murder following the death of a transgender woman in the city's West Ward.
The shooting happened Friday around 4:40 a.m. at a house on Kelsey Avenue.
According to police, Daniel Smith, 36, is charged with murder and related firearms offenses for the shooting of Shaquil Loftin, 23. Police responded to the home and found Loftin shot in the face.
Detectives arrested Smith late Saturday during a motor-vehicle stop in Ewing.
Detectives are probing any potential bias motivations.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Dave Petelle at 609-989-6406.