A string of violence against transgender women in Memphis, Tennessee continues to haunt the southern city.

Police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man who shot a transgender woman because the victim misrepresented herself about her gender. Terron Taylor was taken into custody Friday after he shot Kelvin Denton in the neck and nose at the Peppertree Apartments near Graceland, My Fox Memphis reported Tuesday.

Denton was found near the Whitehaven Community Center and taken to The Med for medical attention where she remains in critical condition.

Last year, violence against three transgender women – Leeneshia Edwards, Ebony Whitaker and Duanna Johnson – made headlines after following the shooting death of Tiffany Berry in 2006.

Edwards, a transgender prostitute, was shot in the jaw, side and back at close range as she was turning to get out of her car in south Memphis on December 23.

Johnson, 43, another transgender prostitute, made headlines nationwide when she took a beat down at the hands of Memphis cops in the station's booking area after she ignored their “he-she” taunts. Video of the incident was widely circulated on the Internet in early 2008 and two officers lost their jobs over the incident. Ten months later, Johnson was dead, a victim of a gunshot wound to the head.