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Video Shows Police Standing Back After Man Shoots At Charlottesville Crowd

Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol examine marijuana and drug paraphernalia found during an OVI checkpoint in Tipp City Friday night. Steve Baker  Staff

Richard Preston is now being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center, though he is expected to be extradited to Virginia.

The video from the ACLU reportedly shows Maryland KKK imperial wizard Preston firing a gun into a crowd, just feet from police, during the Charlottesville protests earlier this month.

In a video taken August 12 by a legal observer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, a white man is seen at the corner of First Street North and Market Street, just outside Emancipation Park, pointing a gun and then firing it once toward a black man who had used a spray can as a torch, then putting the gun in his pocket, turning and walking away.

Video of the altercation, which took place August 12 near Emancipation Park, showed a man in a load-bearing tactical vest shouting at the counterprotesters and drawing a pistol. Before reaching the edge of the frame, he turns back, drawing a pistol and shouting "Hey, n****r". The man aims again, seemingly lower, and quickly fires a shot, before turning around, holstering his weapon, and rejoining the march.

"Throughout the entire weekend, Virginia state police, Charlottesville Police Department intervened to break up fights and altercations among those in attendance at the rally site", Thomas said at a press conference.

When asked why they did not immediately arrest Preston after the incident, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman says troopers didn't hear the gunshot.

According to CNN, Preston has been charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a felony.

A spokesperson for the police claimed that officers couldn't hear the shot over the crowd noise, but Rosia Parker, a community activist at the rally, told the Times, "We all heard it and ran - I know damn well they heard it".

Attempts by CNN to identify an attorney representing Preston were unsuccessful Sunday.

"That mayor is now responsible for everything that took place, every person that was hurt, every person that died".

A woman was killed when a auto plowed into protesters, and two state troopers died when their helicopter crashed.

Photo Alex Michael Ramos, 33, of Marietta, Ga., was being sought by the police in connection with the attack on Mr. Harris.

In a statement released Saturday, the police said investigators had identified 35 victims of the auto attack that killed Ms. Heyer.

The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., is scheduled to appear in Charlottesville General District Court on December 14.He is charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.