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Jeep speeds through Colorado BLM march as demonstrator accidentally shoots two protesters

Jeep speeds through Black Lives Matter march in Colorado forcing people to flee for their lives and demonstrator opens fire accidentally shooting two other protesters

  • A Jeep plowed through a Black Lives Matter march along Interstate 225 in Aurora, Colorado, Saturday, as a protester fired off a gun, police said
  • The gunfire struck another demonstrator who was taken to a hospital in serious condition,  while another demonstrator suffered a graze wound, police said 
  • It was not clear whether anyone was hurt when the Jeep plowed through the protest, although a woman reportedly was hurt after jumping from the highway 
  • The driver and a passenger of the Jeep were later found and detained, and the vehicle was towed as cops investigate 

A Jeep plowed through a Black Lives Matter march along a highway near Denver Saturday night as a protester shot a gun and wounded at least two other demonstrators, police said. 

One of the protesters who was shot during the mayhem on Interstate 225 in Aurora was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The other demonstrator who was wounded showed up at the hospital with a graze wound, the Aurora Police Department tweeted that evening.

A woman who also appeared to dodge the Jeep, fell 20 feet off the highway as she escaped to safety, witnesses said.

A Jeep plowed through a Black Lives Matter march along a highway near Denver Saturday night as a protester shot a gun and wounded at least two other demonstrators, police said. A protester tosses a bag at the vehicle as it plowed through the crowd

One of the protesters who was shot during the mayhem on Interstate 225 in Aurora was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Protesters are seen along the highway where the jeep had plowed through the crowd

One of the protesters who was shot during the mayhem on Interstate 225 in Aurora was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Protesters are seen along the highway where the jeep had plowed through the crowd

Proteters and medical personnel are pictured attending to a wounded demonstrator

Proteters and medical personnel are pictured attending to a wounded demonstrator

A woman who also appeared to dodge the Jeep, fell 20 feet off the highway as she escaped to safety, witnesses said

A woman who also appeared to dodge the Jeep, fell 20 feet off the highway as she escaped to safety, witnesses said

A search is now on for the shooter, whom witnesses believed open fire to stop the Jeep. 

A driver and passenger from the Jeep were detained after police later located and towed away the vehicle.

Tensions have been heightened at recent protests against racial injustice since federal officials were sent to quell demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. Police also declared a riot in Seattle on Saturday.

Protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota who died after a white officer held him to the ground with a knee to his neck, have also highlighted other cases of fatal police violence.

Saturday night’s march on I225 was held to bring attention to the death of Elijah McClain, a black man who was stopped by police while walking down an Aurora street in August 2019 after a 911 caller reported him as suspicious. 

Police placed him in a chokehold, and paramedics administered 500 milligrams of ketamine, a sedative, to calm him down. He went into cardiac arrest and was later declared brain dead and taken off life support. 

Saturday night's march on I225 was held to bring attention to the death of Elijah McClain, a black man who was stopped by police while walking down an Aurora street in August 2019 after a 911 caller reported him as suspicious

Saturday night’s march on I225 was held to bring attention to the death of Elijah McClain, a black man who was stopped by police while walking down an Aurora street in August 2019 after a 911 caller reported him as suspicious

Protesters after the highway protest in Aurora ended in mayhem also broke windows at the local the courthouse and a fire was started in an office, police said. 

An unlawful assembly was declared and police ordered protesters to leave the area, authorities said. 

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