Latest: Man faces charges after car pulls into rally; 3 hurt

10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, August 24 2017 Aug 24, 2017 Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:20:00 PM CDT August 24, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on police shooting protesters in St. Louis being injured when a car pulled into the group.

A 59-year-old man faces charges after authorities say he pulled his car into a group of demonstrators protesting a police shooting in St. Louis, injuring three people.

Police say Mark Colao was charged Thursday with a felony count of resisting arrest by fleeing and misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.

It's not clear if he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

The three people suffered minor injuries Wednesday night during a candlelight vigil and protest in honor of Kenny "Kiwi" Herring, who was fatally shot by officers Tuesday after allegedly stabbing one of them.

Relatives and friends have said Herring was a transgender woman.

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Authorities in St. Louis say three people protesting a recent police shooting suffered minor injuries when a driver pulled into their rally as it blocked an intersection.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police and a witness offer different accounts of what happened Wednesday night following a vigil to honor Kenny "Kiwi" Herring. Police say Herring was fatally shot Tuesday after using a knife to attack officers.

Police spokeswoman Schron Jackson says the driver stopped, honked and attempted to drive around the protesters before some of them surrounded his car and began hitting it.

Jackson says the injured protesters had jumped onto the car and fell off when the driver pulled away. The driver is in custody.

Witness Keith Rose says the driver had his middle fingers raised before accelerating through the group.

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