A person of interest in a brutal Midtown double murder surrendered to Houston police Thursday.

Community activist Quanell X identified her as Serenity Colquitt.

She is being questioned about the murders early Monday of Shante Thompson and Willie Sims.

Witnesses said the victims were swarmed by a group of up eight people armed with several weapons. They were beaten and shot.

It happened on Dennis Street near several popular bars and restaurants.

Quanell X admits Colquitt was at the shooting scene, but he said she is innocent.

Relatives said Thompson had recently began living her life as a transgender woman. According to witnesses, her killers included other members of the transgender community. Colquitt is also transgender.

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