BALTIMORE, MD (WNCT) – The Baltimore police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman last July.
Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced Thursday that 44-year-old Shawn Oliver has been arrested and charged with the murder of 26-year-old Mia Henderson, who was found stabbed to death July 16, 2014.
Mia Henderson is the transgendered sibling of Kinston native and N-B-A star, Reggie Bullock.
Davis said police were able to identify Oliver from DNA extracted from under Henderson’s fingernails.
“Mia fought back, and thank God she fought back,” Davis said.
Davis said Oliver was already behind bars when he was charged with killing Henderson. Davis said the case is still under investigation to see if hate crime charges are warranted.
Henderson’s body was found om an alley five weeks after another transgender woman, 40-year-old Kandy Hall, was found dead. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Bullock who now plays for the Detroit Pistons posted a tweet Thursday saying, “Just wanted to take the time to thank @BaltimorePolice for aggressively pursuing the murderer of my brother. My family and I are now able to rest our hearts knowing that this person is OFF THE STREETS. #BaltimorePD #RIPKEVIN.”