The police arrested the suspect shortly after the car plowed through the crowd of Antifa protesters.
They’ve now identified the man.
From Fox News:
A 20-year-old Ohio man is accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others, police said late Saturday.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was booked into the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death.
The Washington Post reported that the silver 2010 Dodge Challenger involved in the crash was registered to Fields.
— Henry Graff (@HenryGraff) August 13, 2017
Car plowing into crowd:
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 12, 2017
— Laura Walker 🍸 (@LauraWalkerKC) August 12, 2017
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 12, 2017
Charlottesville police chief says violence was "premeditated," suspect is in custody https://t.co/rtTBkVpHdc
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 12, 2017
One reporter, Tyler Lorenz of The Hill suggested that the ‘attack’ might not be all that clear, that the driver was scared of the Antifa. Lorenz noted how one of them had attacked her.
The videos seem to suggest someone hitting people at speed and no seeming hesitation.
But you do not see the beginning or what came before the car mowed down the people.
The police would appear now to believe it deliberate or they wouldn’t be charging him with second degree murder.