Is the news article (well, or AP style guidelines) correct to say it like this: "Transgender female sought in negligent injuring case."

http://www.wwltv.com/news/transgend…

Also, "The NOPD said it is looking for Armani Nicole Davenport, a transgendered female, they say frequents the southeast pageant circuit..."

ETA: Also, "female" as a noun??? Does that happen when talking about cisgendered women?