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Police: Colorado Lawyer Shot Disabled Veteran Who Drove Through Protest

Posted on | June 8, 2020 | 2 Comments


I’m not a lawyer, so I might be mistaken, but I don’t the Colorado bar association approves of attempted murder:

A lawyer who was reportedly participating in a small George Floyd-related street protest allegedly shot a driver in the head on Thursday evening in downtown Alamosa, Colo. The driver is reportedly on life support.
The victim is identified by several news outlets as Danny Pruitt, 49, reportedly a disabled military veteran and single father.
Cops arrested defense attorney James Marshall, 27, on a slew of charges about three hours later in connection with the shooting.
Although an investigation is ongoing into this extremely disturbing incident, Alamosa cops say there is no evidence thus far that Pruitt tried to drive his vehicle into or through the group, despite what some of the demonstrators apparently claimed.
In the incident in the southern Colorado municipality about 230 miles from Denver, the driver arrived at an intersection when sign-holding protesters were conducting their demonstration, KRDO, NewsChannel 13, explained about the surveillance footage it obtained.
“The video shows about a dozen protesters were lining Main Street with signs in hand. A black truck pulls up and as the driver goes through the crosswalk. That’s when a protester reaches in their pocket and pulls out what police say is a gun. The surveillance video shows the protester aim the object at the passenger side window of the truck. Within 11 seconds of nearing the crosswalk, the trucks comes to a halt in the middle of the intersection. Protesters immediately scatter…” . . .


Pruitt is reportedly in critical condition with a bullet in his brain. His niece has set up a GoFundMe page for the benefit of her uncle and his young daughter.
According to the page, “Danny was on his way to get dinner, when his vehicle was swarmed by protesters. One protester decided to make a calculated decision, shooting through Danny’s driver side window, the bullet hitting Danny in the back of the head.”

On his website, Marshall describes himself as a native of the suburbs of Cincinnati who graduated magna cum laude from Ohio State in 2015, then attended the University of Colorado Law School. After getting his law degree in 2018, Marshall worked for the Colorado public defender’s office in Durango before opening a private practice in Alamosa. What could have motivated him to shoot Pruitt is a mystery, but there’s a lot of craziness going around lately, and Crazy People Are Dangerous.




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