Three Texas men have been arrested in tie with a gunshot
fired at protesters following a controversial debate at the
University of Florida by white jingoist Richard Spencer.
Tyler Tenbrink, 30, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, have
all been charged with attempted murder, according to the Gainesville Police
Department. The Fears brothers are being held on $1 million
holds and Tenbrink, who faces additional charges for possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon, is being held on $3 million.
Police reports pronounced the men gathering up in a china Jeep to a group
of people protesting Spencer’s speak on Thursday afternoon. The
men then began “threatening, charity Nazi salutes and shouting
chants about Hitler” at the protesters, according to police.
During the confrontation, police said, Tenbrink pulled out a
handgun as the Fears brothers urged him to fire at the
protesters. Tenbrink then fired a singular shot, blank the
protesters and distinguished a circuitously building, police said. The men
then fled the stage in their Jeep, the police reports said.
One of the protesters, who “amazingly remained calm,” remarkable the
Jeep’s tab series and reported the occurrence to police, who
located the car hours after and arrested all 3 men.
Florida officials had feared that Spencer’s speak could prompt an
conflict in violence. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a state of
emergency over the speech, and the university spent roughly
$500,000 on confidence for the event.
Tenbrink and William Fears also attended the barbarous white
jingoist convene in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, at
which one lady was killed after a white supremacist mowed down
pedestrians with his vehicle, the Miami Herald
William Fears has even oral about his beliefs to media,
recently revelation The Washington Post
that his radicalization occurred within the last year, after
Hillary Clinton cursed the supposed alt-right transformation during
a campaign debate last year.
“Things are life and death now, and if you’re concerned in this
movement, you have to be peaceful to die for it now,” he told the
journal shortly after the Charlottesville rally.