OLYMPIA, WA – Police in the state capital of Olympia tonight reported gun shots were fired as large groups of opposing protesters battled each other in the streets. Trump party loyalists rallying for President Donald J. Trump were met with resistance by Antifa and BLM counterprotesters today. By 7pm, police said the groups had begun to disperse, but not before shots were fired. Olympia police reported that one person was charged with felony assault and an additional reckless endangerment charge has been filed against a suspect.
“We did make an arrest for a subject that appeared to fire at least one round from a handgun into the opposing crowd. Any witnesses to that crime should contact @OlyPD through the 911 system,” the department said in a statement obtained tonight by Shore News. “we do have a person in custody for the shooting and detectives investigating. We have evidence but would very much like to speak to those present, especially the person who looks to have been injured.”
MAGA came to fight in Olympia Washington today with pepper spray and single gun shot. Looks like maybe green hoodie man fired the shot to me. pic.twitter.com/j2QwgQJvGI
— MAGA Downfall Documentarian (@MAGADownfall) December 6, 2020