CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)Samuel Young, the man accused of shooting at the driver of Jeep that raced through protesters in Aurora last month, took part in a virtual court hearing on Friday. Those protesters were marching on Interstate 225 demanding justice in Elijah McClain’s death a year ago.

Samuel Young (credit: Jefferson County)

Young, 23, of Wheat Ridge, faces charges of attempted first degree murder for allegedly firing at the Jeep. Two protesters were injured in the shooting, and on Friday morning supporters went to the Arapahoe County Courthouse saying they believe Young is innocent.

“We believe that it’s a grave miscarriage of justice that (the driver) has been allowed to walk free and Sam Young is facing what would amount to the rest of his life in prison,” said one of the supporters, who didn’t share his name with CBS4.

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The group stood outside the courthouse holding signs and showing support for Young. They say they want all charges dropped and say he was actually trying to protect the public from the driver.

Young will be back in court for a preliminary hearing next month.

Jesse Sarles

Comments (7)
  1. Jack Clancy says:

    Because Woke stupidity?

    Come on, man

    Are you a junkie?

  2. Robert Gift says:

    Samuel “shoot into crowd” Young is lucky he did not kill two people.
    Imagine if the moron shothe Jeep driver. Would the Jeep have mowedown a number of people trespassing on the Interstate?
    Please keep this idiot off the streetso he does kill someone.
    Moron protesters: You delayedelivery of blood from Bonfils/Vitalant Blood Center to a hospital.

  3. Nils says:

    He was totally reckless , He and the other protesters had no business being on the interstate any ,He needs to face the consequences just like anyone else even if a police officer fired into a crowd they would be reprimanded

  4. Dwight Smith says:

    Agree with what all three above said!

  5. Obviously this man doesn’t respect guns! When you you point and shoot, your intention is to kill! He needs to be put in the electric chair! Any human that has no respect for another’s life by shooting at them should not live amongst others, period!

  6. Randy Lahey says:

    Anytime you point a gun at a target and shoot, it is with an intent to kill. When you are a young, unemployed, Liberal, it can be hard to wrap your brain around that concept.

  7. Kim says:

    When you discharge a weapon into a crowd you should face the consequences! The jeep driver did no harm, just trying to use the roadway as it was intended. C’mon maaan!

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