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Alleged member of right-wing group Boogaloo Bois charged with rioting during Minneapolis protest

Ivan Harrison Hunter has been charged in an incident where someone shot into Minneapolis police headquarters

 A Texas man allegedly affiliated with the right-wing group, the Boogaloo Bois has been charged with rioting in connection to the Minneapolis protests for George Floyd.

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Authorities say, Ivan Harrison Hunter, 26, is the person who shot 13 rounds into the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct on May 28 with an “AK-47 style semiautomatic rifle,” according to MPR News. He is being charged with one count of participating in a riot and made an appearance in front of a judge on Thursday. 

The criminal complaint says it was Hunter who was caught on video high-fiving another man while yelling, “Justice for Floyd!” and that a distinctive skull face mask from the riot was seen on his Facebook page. Hunter also made comments about committing violence in Minneapolis on the page.

He is apparently affiliated with Steven Carrillo, a member of the Boogaloo Bois, a far-right anti-government extremist group. Carrillo was charged with the May 29 killing of a federal Protective Service officer in Oakland, California. 

An undercover informant was able to confirm Hunter’s affiliation with Carrillo. He says Hunter admitted to helping set the fire that burned down the precinct and shooting at the building.

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On  June 3, officers stopped Hunter in Texas while he was riding in the front seat of a pickup truck around 2 a.m. He had attended a protest for Floyd near Austin and officers say when they pulled the vehicle over they allegedly discovered an AK-47 style assault rifle attached to a vest he was wearing. They also found three semi-automatic rifles, loaded pistols, six loaded magazines, and marijuana.

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The officers confiscated the guns, ammunition and marijuana, then released Hunter and the two men he was with.

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