Black protester arrested for firing at an SUV driver who tried to drive through a crowd of BLM activists in Utah
Another “peaceful” protest ended in shooting. For some time, Provo held demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but when a white SUV tried to drive alongside the protesters, a crowd of brutal people surrounded him and one of the demonstrators took out a gun and fired several times.
Based on the video, police detained Jesse Taggart. The video clearly shows how he shoots the driver several times, then hides the gun and continues to picket. According to official information, Taggart is also the main suspect in another incident in which he deliberately attacked another car, while breaking the window with his weapon.
“According to Provo Police, 33-year-old Jesse Taggart of Salt Lake City was arrested on charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, rioting, threatening the use of a weapon in a fight or quarrel, criminal mischief, and firing a weapon near a highway,” per Fox 13 Utah.
At first, the local police responded to the shooting during the protest and later received information from the hospital where the driver arrived with a non-fatal bullet wound.
“The victim was driving a white SUV on University Avenue and was attempting to turn onto Center Street when a group of protesters began ‘crowding around the vehicle. A male protester ran to the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at (the) driver, and shot one round through the window,'” Deseret News reported.
According to investigators, Taggart had an accomplice. To date, a woman has been detained, but information about her relationship with Taggart has not been confirmed. The search for other suspects is ongoing.