Taking bear repellent to a gunfight doesn’t work in all states. This event, still being investigated in Denver unfortunately replicates the incident in Portland where a RW counter-protester assumed that leftist protesters were not armed with guns. In that case, the shooter was hunted down by a US Marshalls SWAT team and killed.
Men from two opposing protest groups clash during a protest in Downtown Denver. The man on the left side of the photo was supporting the “Patriot Rally” and sprayed mace at the man on the right side of the image. The man at right, then shot and killed the protester at left. This image was the best quality available at the time. Denver Post photographer Helen H. Richardson was taken for a statement by the Denver Police Department. The original image will be posted in place of this as soon as the image is available.
One person has died and another man is in custody after a shooting during dueling protests Saturday in downtown Denver, according to police.
9News reported that one of their employees and a contractor for the television station have been taken into custody, and that the station has “not been in contact with either and does not know where either currently is.”
Police initially said two people were taken into custody but later said one of them was not involved in the incident.
The incident occurred after a man participating in what was billed a “Patriot Rally” sprayed mace at another man. That man then shot the other individual with a handgun near the courtyard outside the Denver Art Museum, according to a Denver Post journalist who witnessed the incident.
In a news conference after the incident, division Chief Joe Montoya, said police could not confirm the shooter’s or the victim’s affiliations, but said the incident started as a verbal altercation. Two guns were found at the scene, he said, as well as a mace can.
When asked about the 9News report, Montoya said he could not confirm any connection, only saying that the department was still interviewing witnesses. One of those witnesses was a Denver Post photojournalist.