October 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Arrest made in trans woman’s murder
Kiesha Jenkins, gay news, Washington Blade

Kiesha Jenkins was killed Oct. 6 in Philadelphia. (Photo via Facebook)

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police have arrested a man in connection with a transgender woman’s murder.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that police arrested Pedro Redding, 24, on Oct. 11 and charged him with murder, conspiracy and other charges in connection with Kiesha Jenkins’s death.

Capt. James Clark of the Philadelphia Police Department told reporters during an Oct. 12 press conference that Redding and three other men attacked Jenkins at the intersection of 13th and Wingohocking streets early on Oct. 6. One of the men shot Jenkins twice in the back when she fought back.

A judge on Oct. 12 denied Redding bail.

Police continue to search for the three other men who allegedly attacked and killed Jenkins.

“It’s gratifying to see the beginnings of a quick resolution to Ms. Jenkins’s murder after the murders of so many trans women of color have gone unsolved for so very long,” Kathy Padilla, a local trans advocate, told the Washington Blade after Redding’s arrest.

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