White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old Black girl during a tense confrontation at a Trump rally in Iowa last month.
Michael McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the Dec. 6 shooting in Des Moines.
McKinney, who was heavily armed and wearing body armor, told police he fired in self-defense. He has posted on Facebook in support of the far-right Proud Boys and against Black Lives Matter.
Authorities haven’t mention the Trump rally or the race of those involved in news releases detailing the shooting, suggesting it was traffic-related.
The driver’s mother says the crowd of Trump supporters subjected her daughter and the other girls to racist abuse.
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