A white Army veteran has been charged with tried homicide in the shooting of a 15-year-old black girl throughout a tense confrontation at a Trump rally exterior the Iowa Capitol final month.
Michael McKinney, 25, allegedly fired his gun right into a automobile carrying 4 black teen women, placing one among them in the leg, in Des Moines on Dec. 6, in accordance with an Related Press investigation.
The investigation revealed a big group of white President Trump supporters clashed with the kids about politics earlier than the shooting started.
The women have been inside a automobile when the Trump supporters shouted racial slurs at them, officers mentioned.
The rioters then surrounded the automobile earlier than the driving force went in reverse, placing a pickup truck.
That’s when McKinney, who was closely armed and carrying physique armor, allegedly fired his gun at the ladies’ automobile, in accordance with the AP probe.
McKinney later informed police he fired the shot in self-defense. On social media, the navy vet has proven his help for the far-right group the Proud Boys and posted he’s in opposition to the Black Lives Matter motion.
The sufferer was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place she was handled for non-life threatening accidents.
McKinney faces 25 years in jail if convicted, and he stays jailed on $500,000 bond.
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