The Dallas Police Department is reviewing an assault captured on video that could potentially be classified as a hate crime.
According to Dallas police, the incident happened Friday at the Royal Crest Apartments at 3558 Wilhurt Avenue.
The victim, a transgender female, told police that she got into a minor car crash and afterward was assaulted by several people.
The entire attack was captured on video and shared on social media
Family have identified the woman as 23-year-old Muhlaysia Booker.
“This don’t need to happen to nobody else’s kid, so we pray that everything comes out justifiable. We know the Lord works in mysterious ways,” Muhlaysia’s father Pierre Booker said.
Booker said it’s not the first time his daughter has faced hatred as a transgender woman, though it is the most violent.
“He’s a coward,” said Booker of the man responsible.
Muhlaysia’s grandmother Debora Booker is grateful police are investigating whether the assault could be a hate crime. She said she’s praying that hearts will be changed for her granddaughter and others.
“All I tell them you know is I love them. I love them for whoever they are. And I’m not God, I’m not the judge, I’m not the jury. So all I pray is for these people to find it in their hearts to accept people just like God does,” Debora Booker said.