One of two suspects sought by police in
connection to the September 12 murder of Victoria Carmen White, a
transgender woman, surrendered on Saturday.
Marquise Foster, 25, of North
Plainfield surrendered to authorities at approximately 8PM on
Saturday, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced. A second
suspect, Alrashim Chambers, 23, of Newark remains at large and has
also been charged with murder.
White was shot dead during an
altercation on September 12 at an after hours party in a Maplewood
apartment. Foster met White earlier that same night at an Irvington
nightclub. Police suspect she was killed because of her sexual
orientation and are considering adding hate crime charges, local CW
affiliate PIX 11 reported.
The 28-year-old White, born James
White, underwent gender reassignment surgery nine years ago and
worked as a lingerie model.
The New Jersey-based gay rights group
Garden State Equality has announced a $2,000 reward for information
leading to the arrests of the suspects in the murder.
Foster, whose bail has been set at $1
million, surrendered with the help of an attorney.