Keith Gaillard, 18, of Tampa has been charged with murder in the death of India Clarke who was found shot in a park last week.
He turned himself in to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a violent career criminal.
Investigators believe Gaillard knew the victim, but have not released a motive for the killing. The murder of Clarke was the tenth this year of a transgender woman.
Transgender women murder victims represent 55 percent of homicide victims in LGBTQ hate crimes according to the National Coalition of Hate Crimes. Victims are much more likely to be black or Latina.