On April 12, 2019 Muhlaysia Booker took her cousin to see a fight in Royal Crest Apartments . Leaving the apartments Booker backed into a friend of the drivers car and tried to flee the scene . The driver got out his car and held Booker at gunpoint until she paid for the damages. A crowd soon gathered around the altercation and Thomas was offered $200 to assault Booker. Bystanders watched, videotaped, and yelled transphobic slurs while Booker’s attack. As she tried to escape, more men jump in stomping and kicking her in the head. The video was uploaded to social media and went viral. She suffered from a concussion, fractured wrist and other injuries as well. The Dallas and LGBT black community was outraged and labeled the attack as “mob violence”. On April 14, 2019, Thomas Edwards was charged with aggravated assault other involve in attack haven't been identified .