The patriot who was shot dead was reportedly trying to defend himself with bear spray when confronted by two suspects at gun point:
The man who was shot dead was reportedly defending himself from two men before being killed:
I was interviewing a woman about 10 yards away when THIS happened. The man on the left had just left the event held by Tig & other patriots. He was defending himself with bear spray. He was shot in the face & has died. 2 suspects in custody. pic.twitter.com/McZUf3RZDW
— Richard Randall (@RANDALLONRADIO) October 11, 2020
Here is a video from Tig Tiegen’s @johntiegen Instagram as he was leaving the event. Tiegen says the police did a great job and separated the rioters from Tiegen’s peaceful protesters. The rioters were throwing cans of soup at the police as they were standing guard:
Here’s video from Tig Tiegen’s @johntiegen Instagram right before Denver shooting. Patriots leaving after peaceful rally. Antifa/BLM had thrown soup cans (supposedly collected for homeless)at cops before shots fired. I’m hearing victim – patriot rallygoer- was shot point blank. pic.twitter.com/d0rv0xD7PH
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 10, 2020
Update – The police are treating this as a homicide. A private security guard reportedly not affiliated with Antifa shot the man dead.
Update: Further investigation has determined the suspect is a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) October 11, 2020