An ex-boyfriend is charged with attempted murder in the shooting last month of a transgender woman in Northwest Jacksonville, authorities said Monday.
Cory Fisher-Thompson, 25, was taken into custody and booked Friday into the Duval County jail on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office said Fisher-Thompson, who was involved in an on-again off-again relationship with the victim for two years, shot the victim June 8 following an unspecified dispute .
The victim, whose name News4Jax is not releasing, was found with multiple gunshot wounds near West 29th Street and north Lee Street about 4:15 a.m. that morning.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said she heard the gunshots.
"I heard a woman yelling for help," the neighbor said. "I peeked out the window, but the only thing I could see through the trees was someone laying on the ground. Then I saw the police."
Police said the shooting victim, one of four transgender women shot in Jacksonville since February , was expected to recover from her wounds. No arrests have been announced in the other attacks.
Jail logs show Fisher-Thompson remains in custody in lieu of $1,110,000 bail.