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A shrine for two transgender women killed by an off-duty police officer.
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Superior Court Judge Ann Keary decided not to release Kenneth Furr on his own recognizance.

Furr is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and may face more serious charges. According to testimony from witnesses, Furr jumped on the hood of the victim's Chrysler 300 and shot his Glock pistol at least five times through the windshield, wounding two transgendered women and a male friend. Two other people in the car were not injured.

The shooting happened shortly after Furr and the victims had an altercation at a CVS store in the 400 block of Massachusetts Ave. NW. Testimony describes Furr as being under the influence of alcohol and the victims under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both.

Furr's attorney claimed his client had acted in self-defense, because the victims had been following him in their car as he drove away. The victims say they followed Furr to report him to police, because he brandished his Glock at them earlier and had never identified himself as an officer until after the shooting.

The case has angered gay activists who say it's evidence of police bias against transgendered people, but D.C. police say there is no evidence that this incident was a hate crime.

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