Man Shot Dead After Rioters Besiege Pro-Trump Caravan

Eric Scheiner | August 30, 2020
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A person was shot and killed in Portland Saturday night as a pro-Trump car caravan wound its way through the downtown area.

Rioters met the pro-Trump vehicle caravan and clashes broke out.

KOIN-TV reports:

KOIN 6 News saw two men yelling and having an altercation near around 8:45 p.m. Someone sprayed mace and then someone pulled out a gun. KOIN 6 News heard shots fired and saw the wounded man lying on the ground.

Police confirmed just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday that the victim, who was shot in the chest, had died. 



The Associated Press reports, the shooting victim was wearing a hat bearing the insignia of the Patriot Prayer organization.

The man was also reportedly wearing a “Thin Blue Line” patch on his shorts, indicating support for the police.

Portland police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

The victim has not been identified, but KGW News spoke with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who confirmed the victim "was a good friend and supporter of Patriot Prayer."

Various videos on Twitter claim to show members of Antifa cheering after hearing news of the death.