Man arrested for murdering transgender woman

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A suspect was arrested for murdering transgender woman Alejandra Leos Sunday afternoon.

21-year-old Marshall Pegues was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for killing 41-year-old Alejandra Leos Friday night on Berkshire Avenue.

Police report showed WREG that Alejandra had an argument with Marshall Pegues at their home prior to Pegues shooting her in the back.

Police identified Leos as a man, but family members said she lived life as a woman.

A family friend told WREG that a funeral is planned for Leos on Wednesday.

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