Police have a lead in the Bronx stabbing death of a transgender woman — a man captured on surveillance video near the scene, officials said Monday.
Victim Kemar Soloman, 32, was stabbed multiple times in the chest about 1:35 a.m. Sunday during a confrontation inside the third-floor hallway of an apartment building on Jerome Ave. near W. 192nd St. in University Heights.
She died 45 minutes later at St. Barnabas Hospital.
It wasn’t clear why Soloman was killed but police are checking if it is linked to prostitution. Soloman had been arrested 36 times in the past and, according to state records, was paroled in December after serving more than three years for attempted robbery.
Cops released a surveillance image of the suspect Monday and are asking the public’s help identifying him and tracking him down. He is described as black and in his 20s and was wearing dark pants, a white T-shirt and a surgical mask.