Aurora police are investigating a shooting on Interstate 225 after a vehicle drove through protesters marching on the highway Saturday evening. The protests began as a call for justice for Elijah McClain, who died after Aurora police officers put him in a chokehold nearly one year ago.
The police said a protester fired a weapon — eyewitnesses said that firing may have been aimed at the driver — hitting another protester, who was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Witnesses reported a second protestor was also shot. A third person was injured after she jumped or fell off a wall on I-225 as the chaos began.
Here's a video of a vehicle that was shot at by rioters in Aurora, CO today.
A couple notes: the jeep was driving down an open lane, it seems to have a flat tire from rioters damaging it previously, the rioters begin shooting at it after it passes them by without hitting anyone pic.twitter.com/wPWzFYIuqE
— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) July 26, 2020
So this shooting just happened at BLM riot in Aurora. There was a car with a family in it, they approach the car with a rifle…The car speeds off. They almost executed a family just like they executed the teenagers in the Seattle chop. #aurora #protests #antifa #BLM pic.twitter.com/lEBCyKlWAt
— Justin Roberts (@Crawnchee) July 26, 2020
Videos of the car following the incident shows at least one tire was popped, possibly by the mob. It is unclear if they hit anyone.
These guys may or may not have hit someone but they definitely didn't stop after. pic.twitter.com/2UYS5TovcG
— Accountability For Elijah McClain (@Dignity4_ALL) July 26, 2020
Many protesters hung together and by about 8 p.m. a large crowd was once again assembled at the Aurora Municipal Center.
Organizers urged the crowd to disperse, and most did. But dozens stuck around, breaking windows, ripping off protective wood panels that had been attached to government buildings, setting off fireworks and breaking down a fence outside the police headquarters. Aurora police tweeted multiple times that those people would be subject to arrest, but late Saturday night, as nearly all protesters had gone home, a department spokesman said that the police had arrested zero protesters.
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