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Arrest made in murder of trans woman in College Park

Tee Tee Dangerfield was found shot to death inside her car late last month.

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- More than two weeks after a trans woman was found shot to death in College Park, police confirm they've arrested a suspect.

Tuesday night, police arrested 26-year-old Tyrone Kemp for the July 31 murder of Tee Tee Dangerfield. Kemp is charged with malice murder.

According to College Park Police Cpl. Lance Patterson, Dangerfield was found shot to death in her car at the South Hampton Estates apartment complex in the 3100 block of Godby Road.

Dangerfield was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

At this point, it is not clear if the murder had anything to do with Dangerfield being transgender.

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Dangerfield became the sixteenth transgender person murdered in the United States in 2017 and the second killed in metro Atlanta in the past several weeks. Ava Le'Ray Barrin, 17, was shot and killed at an Athens apartment on June 25.

Kemp is being held without bond after waiving his hearing on Wednesday.