Protester arrested for attempted murder after he 'shot & wounded demonstrators while aiming at jeep driving into crowd'

A PROTESTER was arrested for attempted murder after shooting and wounding two demonstrators while aiming at a jeep that drove into the crowd.

During a protest in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday, a Jeep got through barricades and drove towards a crowd of hundreds of protestors on the interstate.

Samuel Young, who was taken into custody on Monday, was among the crowd of protesters and allegedly raised a rifle, aimed at the Jeep and opened fire.

The 23-year-old stuck two male protesters, one in the leg and grazed another's head.

According to Aurora's Deputy Chief Harry Glidden, "It was the most reckless thing I have seen in a long time."

Young is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday and is facing four counts of attempted murder.

No one was struck or sustained any injuries from the vehicle, however investigators are still trying to determine why the driver drove into the crowd, according to the Daily Mail.

Protesters gathered to demonstrate the death of Elijah McClain, a black man who died when stopped by police in Aurora last year.

The identity of the driver has not been released and has yet to be arrested.

Police have further condemned Young's actions as irresponsible, criticizing his handling of the weapon.

"It's the height of somebody doesn't know how to handle a firearm," Glidden said. "it's not the place to pull a gun and randomly shoot it."

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