CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Police have arrested a man in connection to an attack that left a transgender woman unconscious.
Tuesday night, police announced, Christopher Lamar Price, 30, was arrested for aggravated assault and bond was set at $75,000.
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.
When officers arrived they noticed the victim lying on her back and unresponsive on the walkway. They also observed that the victim was bleeding from her head face, according to the affidavit.
The victim was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina ER by EMS where she was treated for her injuries.
The victim and the victim’s boyfriend were heading to the parking garage where their vehicle was parked. When they entered the walkway into the garage two males began to taunt the victim and her boyfriend by making statements about their sexual orientation calling them “faggots and asking them to kiss”, according to the affidavit.
When they made their way into the elevator of the parking garage Price again approached them and began to them.
The victim approached Price during the physical altercation and he struck her with a closed fist causing her to lose consciousness and fall backward striking her head on the stone and brick walkway, authorities stated.