Man shot dead at protests in Denver; police uncertain of victim’s, suspect’s protest involvement

Man shot dead at protests in Denver; police uncertain of victim’s, suspect’s protest involvement
Aftermath of shooting at Denver protests, 10 Oct 2020. CBS 4 Denver video

[Ed. – It seems likely that one or both were involved in the protests on opposite sides, but the latest from the police is that they haven’t confirmed that.  Early reporting indicated the victim was with the right-wing “Patriot” group, and was shot after he sprayed mace on his assailant, who appeared to be with the Antifa protest.  For now, we’ll give you the police version courtesy the local CBS affiliate.]

Denver police took two suspects into custody after a shooting in downtown Denver on Saturday. The shooting happened as hundreds gathered for two different protests and rallies.

Police say one of the suspects is being held in direct connection to the shooting. The second person taken into custody was apprehended for different allegations, police say. …

CBS4’s Rick Sallinger was near the scene. He reports people were arguing before the gunfire and a cloud of orange smoke coming from the area right before the shooting.

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Police say they recovered a mace canister from the scene. It’s not clear if it was part of the situation. The individuals in custody are described as white males.

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