Members of the far-flung group accused of rioting in George Floyd’s protests

The Justice Department on Friday accused a self-described member of a riot organization, Boogailu Boise, of a number of participating in a riot. Evan Harrison Hunter, 26, traveled from Texas to Minneapolis during the civil unrest following George Floyd’s death, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.

Federal investigators said they reviewed a May 28 video showing Hunter taking 13 rounds off the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Preschool building with an AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle, despite people believing it Is inside the building. The department said law enforcement discovered shell cases outside the police department with an AK-47 style rifle.

After returning to Texas, investigators said Hunter made several social media statements describing acts of violence that occurred during his time in Minneapolis.

The department said in a statement that Boogloo Boise is considered to be such a connected group of members, who espouse “violent anti-government sentiments”. It said the term “boogaloo” refers to an imminent second civil war in the US and is associated with “violent rebellion against the government”.

On October 21, Hunter and two others were arrested in San Antonio. When they stopped for several traffic violations, officers recovered “three semi-automatic rifles on the back seat of the vehicle, one loaded pistol in plain view next to the driver’s seat, another loaded pistol in the center console.” , And six loaded magazines for one AK-47 style assault rifle affixed to a tactical vest [Hunter] Was wearing

Investigators later discovered Hunter’s affair with Steven Carrillo, a Booglu Boise member charged up On May 29, the murder of Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller, a federal service officer in Oakland, California.

Hunter’s case was part of a federal task force launched in June to combat violent anti-government militancy. On Thursday, he made his first court appearance in San Antonio.


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