A man identified as Marquise Damarius Asomani, 23, from Charlotte, has been arrested after he targeted Trump supporters.
“It’s sickening. It’s absolutely sickening,” says Matthew Ostrowski, one of the supporters on the bridge.
Members of a local women’s group were holding signs on the side of the road on an overpass of I-77. A vehicle with three males in it drove up and yelled profanities.
“All of a sudden you know bang bang bang bang bang bang bang” says Ostrowski.
“It was ridiculous. There were kids everywhere. They drove by really slow and saw everybody, so they knew exactly who was there,” added Ostrowski.
Victims told police that the vehicle turned from Sutton Rd onto northbound I-77, the driver kept yelling and display a handgun.
Luckily, a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was in the area and saw the shooting. He drove onto I-77 to locate the vehicle.
The trooper then saw a second vehicle leaving the area and noticed one of the people inside had clothing matching that of one of the people in the first vehicle. That vehicle was then stopped by officers nearby.
After further investigation, and with evidence recovered, police say two of the males were released without charges. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 23-year-old Marquise Damarius Asomani of Charlotte, was taken into custody.
Asomani has been charged with six counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and one count each of unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting firearms at a person and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
Lindsey Portugal, who helped organize the rally said, “I think it’s sad honestly that we’re showing support for the president and you have to be nervous about somebody coming and doing this. “I mean that’s just discouraging.”
This is what happens when politicians like Pelosi used charged rhetoric to cause chaos. Here’s what Pelosi said about Republicans.
🚨 Disgusting: Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans “domestic enemies.”
I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric.
Where’s the media outrage? pic.twitter.com/cJZQ3E4dnU
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 24, 2020