Transgender Woman Brutally Attacked In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Police are looking for a man who nearly killed a transgender woman in a beating in Queens.

Around 4 a.m. Sunday, the attacker followed the 35-year-old victim — whose given name was Ricardo Sal but goes by the name Kathy — to the front of Sal’s apartment on 93rd Street in Jackson Heights, police said.

As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, in street lingo the attack was a “curb stomp” – a vicious assault with the victim already down where street and sidewalk meet.

Sal was familiar to neighbors.

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