Authorities in Texas said late Sunday that the man was accused of brutally beating a transgender woman during an attack on broad daylight on a cell phone video.
Edward Thomas, 29, was killed at 9:30 in the morning. On Sunday because of "his role in the serious attack," the Dallas Morning News reported citing the police.
The authorities said the woman reported the attack when she was treated for hospital treatment on Friday. She told the police that the attack had happened on Friday after she was involved in a minor traffic accident near an apartment complex in southern Dallas. This was published on Saturday in a police briefing.
An alleged video of the raid posted on Facebook shows a man in a white shirt viciously beating the woman, apparently in unconsciousness, while the crowd is watching and roaring homophobic insults.
Some women eventually took the victim's limp body to safety.
The mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, said he was "extremely angry at the violent violence against this woman," and those in charge did not feel like most residents were over think of the city's "thriving LGBTQ community". The Associated Press contributed to this report