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Graphic video shows transgender woman being attacked on Charlotte bus

Transgender woman's brutal attack caught on video on Charlotte bus

A Charlotte man has been charged with aggravated assault after he is accused of brutally beating a transgender woman on a Charlotte Area Transit bus over the weekend. Video of the attack was posted on social media Wednesday night and went viral.
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A Charlotte man has been charged with aggravated assault after he is accused of brutally beating a transgender woman on a Charlotte Area Transit bus over the weekend. Video of the attack was posted on social media Wednesday night and went viral.

A Charlotte man has been charged with aggravated assault after he is accused of brutally beating a transgender woman on a Charlotte Area Transit bus over the weekend.

Video of the attack was posted on social media Wednesday night and went viral.

According to police, the attack happened early Saturday morning on a CATS bus along the 400 block of North Tryon Street in Charlotte.

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Roy Eugene-Lav Hedman Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

An officer was reportedly flagged down by a man who witnessed the attack, telling the officer that the victim was punched and kicked in the face by a man on the bus.

The 24-year-old victim, Jayla Ware, was taken to Presbyterian Hospital to be treated for her injuries, which include a broken jaw.

She was later released from the hospital.

Video was posted to Facebook showing a man, later identified as Roy Eugene-Lav Hedman, hitting and kicking Ware in the head multiple times.

The video was shared thousands of times before being removed from the social network.

The video shows Hedman and Ware engaged in an argument on the bus before Ware stands up, leans over Hedman and pushes his head to the side.

Hedman then stands up and attacks Ware. He can be seen in the video violently punching her in the head more than two dozen times.

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