Charleston police name suspect in assault of transgender woman

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Sunday night, the Charleston Police Department issued an alert for a man wanted in connection to a downtown assault.

Christopher Lamar Price, 30, faces a charge of aggravated assault.

Police say the incident happened around 2 a.m. on August 19 in the area of 28 Ann Street.

Records show that is the same time and location where  a transgender woman was knocked unconscious after being confronted about her gender.

The Alliance for Full Acceptance, a social justice organization based in Charleston, has called the incident a hate crime.

Anyone with information about Price’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-111. 

AFFA plans to hold a town hall Tuesday with representatives of the Police Department.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center, located at 265 Fishburne Street.

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