Trinidad Express / PEOPLE who identify as transgender are not being targeted in hate crimes, says the police.

Police said the 35-year-old Keil Lensay who was stabbed to death at the Debe campus of the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) on Tuesday was not identified as transgender.

However, the 35-year-old security guard who confessed to the killed identified himself as transgender.

The suspect who was detained at the scene told investigators he was in a relationship with Lensay.

Police have classified the incident as domestic in nature.

Investigators attached to the Homicide Bureau, Region 3, on Monday responded to a report of a body being discovered at the NESC compound along the SS Erin Road, Debe.

The body, which bore multiple stab wounds, was later identified as Lensay of St. Augustine.

The suspect from Ste. Madeleine remains in police custody and is expected to be charged with the crime.

Last Tuesday, Keon Alister Patterson, a 28-year-old transgender woman was shot dead at Nelson Mandela Park, Port of Spain.

Police said Patterson, of Tobago, was at the park when the men approached her and shot her multiple times.

Her body was found in a pile of garbage on the northern side of the park.

Police have arrested two men in connection with the crime.


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