Man Charged with Murder in Shooting of Transgender Women

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Man charged with murder in shooting death of transgender women

On January 29 Carlton Champion was arrested in Texas for allegedly shooting and killing Tyrone Underwood. Tyrone Underwood or Ty as she went by was a transgender woman who was found dead in her car after being shot three times at 2:45am in the 400 block of West 24th street on January 28th. Officers were dispatched to an apparent car accident but found Tyrone dead caused by shooting not by the car accident. Tyrone did not die immediately she drove down the street hitting some curbs until she went into a yard and hit a utility pole. Tyler officers have electronic evidence of Tyrone and Carlton texting back and forth about meeting up. The evidence made Carlton their first suspect on the murder. Champion was initially arrested on a warrant from Gregg County for a parole violation and was transferred there on February 3rd, authorities said. He was served Monday with a warrant on the murder charge and will be brought back to Tyler once the details are worked out. I believe that Carlton killed Tyrone because they were initially dating. Figured that Tyrone did not mention to Carlton that he was transgender which caused Carlton to outrage and get mad at the fact that Tyrone was a man. They had only been dating for a while so Carlton had no idea she was transgender. I believe Carlton got mad and shot Tyrone for lying and for being a man. Many men are too scared to love a “man” because thats not right in society's eyes besides Carlton was a college football player which dating a man would’ve ruined his reputation and would’ve been judged or look down up from his…...

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