Cory Tutt, 18, and 16-year-old Davon Alston were charged, along with a woman, on November 24, 1999 with first-degree murder and handgun violations for murdering Trans Activist Tacy Ranta. Alston was charged as an adult. Ranta was shot to death November 22 as she was walking home from the European Union, a bar on Bel Air Roa. Police said Ranta was shot once in the chest near her Baltimore home. Police believe that the sole motive in the shooting was attempted robbery. The charges were subsequently reduced.