Man charged in connection to cross-dress murder

- A man suspected of killing a cross-dressing prostitute in Detroit has been arrested. Now the victim's closest friends are speaking to Fox 2 about what needs to be done to protect the local LGBT community.

Friends of the victim say thank you, and that they are happy someone has been caught. They feel like Melvin can rest in peace now, and that man deserve what he get.

The people who were closest to 33-year-old Gregory Daniels, also known as Melvin, say his death is a sign of intolerance.

Friends say Melvin was a prostitute who dressed as a woman. He was shot and killed last Monday morning on Arizona Street in Detroit. The alleged shooter, 44-year-old Byron Lacey of Warren, is now in custody, on murder and firearm charges which could put him away for life.

Melvin's closest friends say the progress made by police is helping them find closure with such a sudden loss.

Detroit police also tell us they're in the process of building a LGBT advisory committee, so the local LGBT community has more support to lean on if they feel afraid.

You can contact Detroit police for more information.

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