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BLM protester who shot driver in Provo, Utah arrested, will be charged with attempted murder

Added 07-01-20 01:35:02pm EST - “"...still looking for a second gunman who is believed to have brandished his weapon and pointed it at the driver but did not fire."” -


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From “BLM protester who shot driver in Provo, Utah arrested, will be charged with attempted murder”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting which took place at a Black Lives Matter protest in Provo, Utah on Monday night. The suspected shooter, 33-year-old Jesse Taggart, has been arrested and will be charged with attempted murder. A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested.

Taggart, of Salt Lake City, was booked into the Utah County Jail and held on charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, rioting, threatening the use of a weapon during a fight, criminal mischief, and firing a weapon near a highway, according to Provo Police…

Another person, 27-year-old Samantha Darling, of Ogden, was booked into Utah County Jail on Tuesday night on charges of obstruction of justice and rioting.

There were dueling rallies in Provo, Utah on Monday night. A pro-police rally in which people drove their cars around the police station and honked horns in support of cops and a counter-rally held by BLM supporters. That may explain why the BLM supporters decided to block streets and harass drivers.

In the midst of this, a 60-year-old man who police say wasn’t part of either protest tried to get away from the chaos by moving into a turning lane. His SUV was swarmed by protesters. He continued to push through the crowd and a man wearing a mask pulled out a gun, aimed and shot him through the passenger window of his truck. The injured driver accelerated and the shooter ran after him, firing another shot which hit a window but missed the driver. The driver was able to take himself to a nearby hospital and is listen in stable condition.


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