Miami Beach Police Make Arrest in Murder of Trans Woman, Community Reacts

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An arrest made in the brutal death of a sleeping, homeless, transgender person, Andrea Dosspassos, outside Miami City Ballet.

Police say surveillance video shows 53-year-old Gregory Fitzgerald Gibert, slamming the victim's head and face with a metal pipe.

Gibert was out on probation at the time of the homicide and is charged with one count of first-degree murder. Gibert is being held without bond.

Records show Gibert had been released from prison just last week after spending more than a year in custody for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Chairman of the Miami-Dade LGBTQ+ advisory board Ariel Trueba calls it a hate crime and said the victim was extremely vulnerable as a homeless transgender person.

"Miami Beach is supposed to be welcoming to the trans community. Public safety should be the highest priority of law enforcement," said Trueba.

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