Context, for the peanut gallery:
there had been, at that point, nearly a dozen attacks committed by white supremacists – some shooting into the CHAZ camp area, some occurring outside of CHAZ.
the last fatal attack was 20 June 2020, when white supremacists fired from an SUV on the road beside the park, into the tents of protestors. One man was dead on the scene, another rushed to hospital in critical condition.
cops did nothing to stop the constant attacks. In fact, cops enabled it by taking one of the roads beside the campout and keeping it open to traffic. (it quickly became the favorite place for white supremacists to launch terror attacks)
it was against this backdrop of constant attacks that a volunteer force led by Raz Simone formed.
on the day of 29 June 2020 – the night security forces opened fire, killing the teenage boy and critically wounding a second – a silver SUV drove onto the encampment field. a Gold Lexus was reported as a vehicle of interest in a shooting. tensions could not have been higher: CHAZ was slated for removal the next morning.
the night of 29 June 2020, radio comms operators reported seeing a silver SUV approaching CHAZ.
thinking it was the proud boys coming back for another attack, security forces took aim and fired. the SUV crashed into barriers. The driver - a 16 year old boy - was pronounced dead on the scene by volunteer medics. the survivor, badly wounded, was rushed to hospital by Raz Simone and medics.