The violence has to end.
An unidentified Trump supporter was shot dead in Denver, Colorado during protests that involved BLM/Antifa and Conservatives involved in the Patriot Rally.
The shooter was a security guard who worked with NBC News affiliate, KUSA-TV, and is said to have no connections to either group.
The shooting is still under investigation.
Update: A private security guard, hired by 9NEWS, is being held as a suspect in the deadly shooting. A 9NEWS producer has been released after DPD said it was determined they were not involved in the incident. https://t.co/Tr6rjYdUss
— 9NEWS Denver (@9NEWS) October 11, 2020
A man was shot dead in Denver, Colorado as two rival political factions – the so-called "Patriot Rally" a right-wing group, faced off against a collection of groups calling itself "BLM-Antifa Soup Drive" https://t.co/NIdgpWaZMJ
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) October 11, 2020
Many pictures were taken at the scene.
The content below is a bit graphic:
AP photo pic.twitter.com/OY6GnHu3VE
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 11, 2020
That’s a Trump supporter lying dead on the ground, because an Antifa/ BLM member killed him at a rally today in Denver, Colorado. Tell me again about how Antifa is just an “idea?” pic.twitter.com/wWaytV1rRY
— Tara LaRosa (@TaraLaRosa) October 11, 2020
Here is what CNN reported:
One person died and another was taken into custody after a shooting near dueling protests in Denver on Saturday, police said.
The shooting occurred in an area near a planned police support rally and counterprotest, Denver Police Public Information Officer Ana Munoz told CNN over the phone Saturday night.
Denver police said in a tweet that further investigation determined the suspect taken into custody is a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, police said.
CNN affiliate KUSA, also known as 9NEWS, reported that the suspect detained by police is a private security guard hired by the station.
“The private security guard was contracted through Pinkerton by 9NEWS. It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests,” KUSA reported. “DPD originally took two people into custody, and later found the second individual, a 9NEWS producer who works in the investigative unit, was not involved in the incident. The producer is no longer in police custody and is not a suspect.”
Officers on the scene rendered aid to the victim, who was transported to a hospital where they were later pronounced dead, Investigations Division Chief Joe Montoya said during a news conference Saturday.
Montoya said he could not comment on whether a Denver TV station was involved in the shooting when asked during the press conference.
Police are interviewing witnessing and reviewing video of shooting, Montoya said.
Initially, Denver police tweeted two people were taken into custody as a result of the shooting, but only one person was taken into custody, Montoya said.
The shooting took place around 3:37 p.m. MT (5:37 p.m. ET) near Civic Center Park as a protest was ending, Montoya said.
A verbal altercation occurred before the shooting and two guns and a can of Mace were recovered at the scene, Montoya said.
The Guardian had these details to share:
A man has been shot dead during rival protests by leftwing and rightwing groups in the US city of Denver.
Police arrested a suspect who NBC News affiliate, KUSA-TV, said was working as a security guard to protect the station’s crew, according to its website.
The shooting took place on Saturday in a courtyard at the Denver Art Museum during a so-called “Patriot Rally” that was met by counter-protests by groups who dubbed their rally a “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive”.
One person has died and two people are in custody after a shooting during dueling protests in Denver. One man sprayed mace at a demonstrator, and the demonstrator shot him with a handgun. #coleg https://t.co/oilAmNnijC
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 10, 2020
NBC News covered the unfortunate story too:
One person was killed Saturday in downtown Denver near dueling protests between far-right and far-left groups, but it was not immediately clear if the shooting was tied to either rally, police said.
The shooting occurred outside the Denver Art Museum after protests were winding down outside the nearby Civic Center, where a “Patriot Rally” competed with a Black Lives Matter-antifa “soup drive.”
At least one suspect was taken into custody and a homicide investigation remains ongoing, according to Denver police.
NBC affiliate 9News reported that a producer and a private security contractor hired by the station were taken into custody. The producer has since been released, and the security contractor was identified as the suspect, 9News reported.
— Protest, USA (@fascistanista) October 11, 2020