3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech in Florida


Police in Gainesville, Florida arrested three domestic terrorists following a rally featuring white nationalist leader Richard Spencer at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville on Thursday, October 19.

He eventually fired a single shot, hitting a nearby building, before the three sped off in the vehicle. Colton and William Fears are being held on $1 million bond.

'We don't want violence. we don't want harm.

Colt Fears said he agreed with about 75% of what Spencer says.

The office said in a tweet that he had brought a gun onto the campus after being hired by a media organisation as security.

Tenbrink also was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Spencer did not respond in time for publication to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.

But at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police allege, the Fears brothers and Tenbrink drove up to a group of people near a bus stop and began extending their arms in Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler. The victim of the shooting heard someone in a moving auto shout at a group of people, "Hail Hitler!" along with other hateful chants.

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Police said the three men got into an argument with a group of protesters after stopping the Jeep in which they were riding. The report says both Colton and William Fears threatened to kill the victims and told Tenbrink to shoot.

Tenbrink allegedly fired at the group of protesters, police said. Police said that at least two of the men have shown ties to extremist groups.

The suspects fled in a auto and were later arrested by an off-duty officer who noticed the vehicle while driving home from working at the Spencer event, police said.

Outside, hundreds more people protested with signs and anti-Nazi chants alongside hundreds of police officers there to prevent violence.

Tenbrink admitted that he was the shooter, according to the police report.

Leading up to the start of the event, audience members at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts began to boo before Spencer even took the stage.

Florida's governor had declared a state of emergency for the event. The university, under the careful leadership of president Kent Fuchs, kept students safe and accommodated everyone's rights, while Spencer's appearance amounted to nothing but an amateurish spectacle. The investigation remains ongoing, Tobias said.