Police searching for man wanted for assault that injured transgender woman

VIDEO: Police searching for man wanted for assault that injured transgender woman

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police are searching for a man wanted for an aggravated assault that injured a transgender woman in downtown Charleston

Christopher Lamar Price, 30, is wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred in the area of 28 Ann St on Aug. 19 at 2 a.m.., according to Charleston Police Department spokesperson Charles Francis.

Price is described as a 6' foot tall black male, weighing 290 pounds, Francis said.

According to Charleston PD officials, the victim and her friends were walking from other King Street bars to the Ann Street parking garage when the assault happened.

Authorities say a follow-up investigation revealed that the alleged attacker confronted the victim about the victim's gender identity prior to the assault.

Anyone with information is urged to call 843-743-7200 for the on duty CPD central detective or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or email Inv. Harris at LHarris@charleston-sc.gov.

Copyright 2018 WCSC. All rights reserved.