HOUSTON — A man is behind bars after he shot a transgender woman he met on a dating app, according to court documents.
The incident happened on May 7 in the 8000 block of Richmond Ave.
Eric Aguillion, 25, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to court documents, Aguillion and the victim met on a dating app called "Meetup" a few days before the shooting.
During their investigation, police learned Aguillon shot the woman in her chest after the two had a 'verbal exchange' about her being transgender.
The victim was found unresponsive at the scene and was taken to a nearby hospital. There she underwent surgery but has not regained function of her legs, court documents said.
At the time of this assault, Aguillon was out on bond for a previous assault charge and unlawful carry of a handgun charge, court documents read.
His bond is set for $250,000.