Man sent to prison for shooting transgender woman

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

A Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison for shooting a transgender woman earlier this year.

Jason Lamar Hogan was sentenced to 51 months to 20 years for assault with intent to murder by Judge Paul Cusick of Wayne County Circuit Court. He also must serve an additional two years for a felony firearm conviction in the case.

Hogan pleaded guilty May 3.

Randall “Soya” McCall testified during a preliminary examination Feb. 8 that Hogan shot her in the face early Jan. 13 while she was in the middle of a sex act in his vehicle.

McCall said she escaped from Hogan’s car and ran to two nearby homes, including an alleged drug house, where she got a ride to Sinai Grace Hospital.

She was hospitalized for five days for treatment of the gunshot wound, which left her with injuries to her left nostril.

McCall testified during the hearing that Hogan picked her up in the area of Woodward and Parkhurst to have paid sex. McCall said she and Hogan were in the back of his car when she heard a “big boom in my face.”

“I saw blood everywhere, and I got scared,” McCall said at the February hearing. “I saw the gun in my face.”

Hogan and McCall tussled over the gun, which allegedly went off twice more, according to McCall. She said during the preliminary examination that Hogan told her he was drunk and wanted to kill himself.

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