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A White Army veteran has been charged with the attempted murder of a 15-year-old black girl during a tense confrontation at a Trump rally outside the Iowa Capitol last month.
Michael McKinney, 25, reportedly fired on a car with four black teenagers in Des Moines on December 6, hitting one in the leg.
A veteran has been charged with attempted murder for shooting & wounding a 15-year-old Black girl at a Trump rally in Iowa.
Michael McKinney shot into a car with 4 unarmed Black teen girls in Dec. He says he shot in self-defense, though he was heavily armed & wearing body armor. pic.twitter.com/075F9antUI
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 15, 2021
The investigation found that a large group of white supporters of President Trump clashed with teenagers over political issues before the shooting began.
The girls were in a car when Trump supporters verbally abused them with racist insults.
The rioters surrounded the car before the driver backed up and hit a pickup truck.
At the time, McKinney, who was heavily armed and wearing a bulletproof vest, allegedly fired his gun at the girl’s car, according to the AP investigation.
McKinney later told police that he fired in self-defense. On social media, the military veteran showed his support for the far-right Proud Boys and announced that he was against the Black Lives Matter movement.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for non-fatal injuries.
McKinney faces 25 years in prison if he is convicted and remains in prison on a $ 500,000 bond.