Richard Spencer supporters charged in shooting after speech

3 Texas men who chanted 'Heil Hitler' charged in shooting after Spencer speech

Tyler Tenbrink, 28; William Henry Fears, 30; and Colton Gene Fears, 28, all face attempted homicide charges, according to jail records. Tenbrink was also charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon, stemming from an arrest in 2009 for aggravated kidnapping of a female acquaintance in Texas.

Tenbrink told reporters on camera that he admired Spencer ─ who speaks in favor of creating a white "ethno state" ─ because he was "not afraid to say the things that no one else will".

Police say the incident happened about 5:30 p.m., about an hour after Spencer's speech, which had attracted thousands of protesters, ended.

Tenbrink, a convicted felon, showed a handgun after exiting the auto while one of the Fears brothers shouted "I'm going to f*****g kill you", police said.

Tenbrink fired a single shot, police said, missing the group and striking a nearby building. A protestor then "used a baton to hit the rear window" of the Jeep as the argument continued, according to a police report.

An off-duty Alachua County sheriff's deputy was on his way home from working at the Spencer speech when he began searching for and then found the Jeep, police said.

Gainesville area law enforcement located and arrested three men about 20 miles north of Gainesville late Thursday for their role in a shooting that followed the afternoon speech by Richard Spencer.




Tenbrink's bond was set at $3 million. At least one man who appeared to be a white supremacist was punched in the face, and two other people were also arrested. In one interview, William Fears said protesters did not need to be afraid of them.

Prior to the white nationalist rally, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, warning that the "threat of a potential emergency is imminent".

The community had taken considerable steps to prevent violence at the Spencer event.

As the man walked through the crowd, he was quickly surrounded by protesters and chanting.

"I would like to thank Gainesville for showing outsiders that our town is no place for hatred to exist", said Spokesperson for the Gainesville Police Department, Officer Ben Tobias. "We don't want your Nazi hate!" and "Let's go Gators" during his speech, frustrating the head of the National Policy Institute.

Tenbrink and William were spotted in Charlottesville, Va., site of the largest white nationalist gathering in years that erupted in violence.

Gainesville police will release more details in the future.

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