A driver pledged through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Texas, Austin, and then shot and killed an armed guard who, according to police and reports, confronted him.
The unknown victim was thought to be carrying a rifle ” [the] Suspicious vehicle “shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, Austin police spokeswoman Katrina Retliff told reporters at the scene.
Witness Michael Capocchiano told the Statesman that the car had passed through a crowd of protesters and slammed into the Orange barrier before coming to a stop.
“There were people around Carouche, screaming, and people feeling as if they were frightened,” Capuciano told the paper.
The armed guard approached – then a bullet fired and he “fell to the ground,” Capuciano said.
The video was posted on social media at the same time, with the protesters shouting and running away, as the initial five shots were, according to KVU, followed by a short halt followed by another three.
Rattle said police who supervised the rally wounded the victim with gunfire and were pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a local hospital.
Ratliff said, the driver said that before being taken into custody, he was being treated as witnesses.
Violence resumed due to the fatal shooting, with protests taking place across the country on Saturday, with Seattle police declaring a riot and trying to evacuate the area previously deemed as a “occupied protest zone” Deployed flash bangs and pepper spray.
Authorities in Portland, Oregon announced a riot early Sunday, after which protesters broke a fence around the city’s federal courtyard building, where American agents were stationed.
In Colorado, a car was driven through protesters in the suburban Denver suburb of Aurora, while at least one person was shot by a guard, according to authorities. The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Police said protesters broke windows in the courtyard and were set on fire. Officials said the assembly was declared illegal and police ordered the protesters to leave the area.
On May 25, protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man died in Minnesota, who lay on his neck on the ground after the death of a white officer, also exposed other cases of deadly police violence. Have done
In Colorado, protesters are drawing attention to the death of Eliza McClain, who was stopped by police while walking down an Aurora street in August 2019, when a 911 callgirl called her a suspect.
Police placed him in a chokehold, and paramedics administered 500 mg of ketamine, a sedative, to calm him down. He went into cardiac arrest, was later declared brain dead and removed from life support.
With post wires