3 Men Charged With Attempted Murder of Protesters After Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s Speech
Three men who attended a Gainesville, Florida talk by white-nationalist activist Richard Spencer were arrested on Thursday after allegedly shooting at—and missing—a protester who had reportedly hit his vehicle with a baton over Nazi slogans the men were chanting. The men, William Henry Fears, 30; Colton Gene Fears, 28; and Tyler Eugene Tenbrink, 28, were all charged with attempted homicide. The three men pulled up next to a bus stop while leaving the neo-Nazi talk and started yelling Nazi slogans and cheering Adolf Hitler, according to The Gainesville Sun. That’s when the allegedly victim hit the car with a baton. Tenbrink reportedly pulled a handgun and got out of the car while the other two men yelled, “I’m going to fucking kill you,” and “Shoot them.” The shot missed and struck a nearby building.