Suspect Arraigned After Trying (and Epically Failing) to Kill a Trans Woman

The gunshot victim, an unnamed 29-year-old trans woman, has made a full recovery.

A Michigan man has been arraigned after allegedly attempting to kill a transgender woman.

The man in question, Deonton A. Rogers, 29, was taken into custody this Saturday in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 29-year-old trans woman at a Mobil on Detroit’s West Seven Mile.

Last Monday, July 23, Rogers approached the woman in the gas station and made a lewd remark to her, reports The Detroit News. When he realized the woman was transgender, Rogers initiated a physical altercation. But the woman fought back, prompting Rogers to pull out a gun and shoot the woman in the shoulder before fleeing the scene by car—with his partners’ child in the backseat. (The child was later found unharmed.)

The victim has since made a full recovery, and lucky for her, the entire incident was caught on security cameras.


Rogers now faces multiple serious charges, including “firearm discharge causing a serious injury, felonious assault, felony firearm, felon in possession of a fire arm, child abuse in the fourth degree, and ethnic intimidation based upon gender.”

His bail is set at $2 million.

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