Ex charged in Jacksonville transgender woman's shooting

The victim survived getting shot multiple times June 8

By Erik Avanier - Reporter, Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An ex-boyfriend is charged with attempted murder in the shooting last month of a transgender woman in Northwest Jacksonville, authorities said Monday.

Cory Fisher-Thompson, 25, was taken into custody and booked Friday into the Duval County jail on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said Fisher-Thompson, who was involved in an on-again off-again relationship with the victim for two years, shot the victim June 8 following an unspecified dispute.

The victim, whose name News4Jax is not releasing, was found with multiple gunshot wounds near West 29th Street and north Lee Street about 4:15 a.m. that morning.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said she heard the gunshots.

"I heard a woman yelling for help," the neighbor said. "I peeked out the window, but the only thing I could see through the trees was someone laying on the ground. Then I saw the police."

Police said the shooting victim, one of four transgender women shot in Jacksonville since February, was expected to recover from her wounds. No arrests have been announced in the other attacks.

Jail logs show Fisher-Thompson remains in custody in lieu of $1,110,000 bail.

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