Man from Ohio verbally abused a trans woman and tried to kill her

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Jerome Curry Jr. was arrested on November 4 over the incident in Cincinnati, Ohio. The local police report that the man was holding a gun close to his victim’s head and chanted homophobic and transphobic slurs at her. According to a police report, officers responded at 6:15am to a report that a man with a gun was threatening to kill the woman and her friend who is also trans. The man threatened to shot one of the women if she says a word. The man was apprehended on the scene by Cincinnati Police Department officers, and a firearm secured by officers. The suspect has been charged with aggravated menacing, criminal intimidation, and having a weapon under disability. The case cannot be treated as a hate crime because the penal code of the state of Ohio does not specifically mention gender identity as a possible basis for a hate crime. Curry Jr., who has a previous drug conviction, is being held at Hamilton County Justice Center on a $100,000 bond.

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