Two charged in brutal attack of transgender woman at Lake Street light-rail station
She suffered critical injuries, including a brain bleed
March 2, 2023
Two men are charged in the brutal attack of a transgender woman at a Minneapolis light-rail station that left her hospitalized with critical injuries in what police consider a possible bias-motivated assault.
Kevin York Jr., 23, of St. Paul and Keaton Morris, 19, of Minneapolis were each charged Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court with aggravated robbery and third-degree assault in connection with the attack a day earlier.
According to charges, Metro Transit officers responded to the Lake Street light-rail station around 9:45 a.m. Monday, after a 911 caller advised dispatch that the victim was lying on the floor of the lower-level north tower with "visible brain matter" on the ground. Surveillance cameras at the station captured images of three men beating her and pushing her down the stairs.