White supremacist charged with firing gun at Charlottesville rally while police did nothing
In all the chaos that transpired in Charlottesville, there are stories still making their way to the general public. One of which revolves around a gunshot that was fired at a group of protestors by a white supremacist.
The Baltimore Sun now reports that Richard Wilson Preston was arrested in Maryland on Saturday and charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.
WATCH: Man fired at another person in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. We handed 📹 to LE agencies. The man has been arrested & charged w a crime. pic.twitter.com/0vrXq4zNC0
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 26, 2017
The ACLU posted a video that captured the image of a man firing his weapon towards a crowd but didn’t identify him. It is now believed that it was Preston, who has spoken out on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan in the past.
Police in Charlottesville are under a lot of criticism for their lack of actions that day. While dozens of videos and photos show just how violent the rally was, only eight people were arrested. Including one who plowed a car into a crowd of people.
To make matters worse, Preston’s gunshot was allegedly fired in front of a dozen police officers who did nothing.
“We all heard it and ran — I know damn well they heard it,” Rosia Parker, a community activist in Charlottesville, told the New York Times. “They never moved.”