Man Charged in Transgender Woman's Slaying in Tampa

by Bobby McGuire

Monday Aug 3, 2015

Keith Lamayne Gaillard

Keith Lamayne Gaillard   

TAMPA, Fla. – Authorities in Florida say a man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a transgender woman.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release that 18-year-old Keith Lamayne Gaillard is being held on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 25-year-old India Clarke.

Clarke’s body was found July 21 in a Tampa park, and an autopsy later determined that she had been shot in the head and an arm.

Officials say Gaillard’s DNA was found under Clarke’s fingernails. Detectives also reported finding a condom with Gaillard’s DNA inside Clarke’s car, which was found nearby.

Gaillard is being held on $275,000 bail. He turned himself in Wednesday morning after a warrant was issued.

It is unclear whether Gaillard has retained an attorney.

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