Boerne man, self-described member of ‘Boogaloo Bois’ sentenced for shooting during Floyd protest

Ivan Harrison Hunter, 24, fired 13 rounds from a semi-automatic assault-style rifle

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MINNEAPOLIS – A Boerne man who says he is affiliated with the anti-government “boogaloo” movement was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for opening fire on a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest over the 2020 death of George Floyd.

Ivan Harrison Hunter, 24, “blindly” fired 13 rounds from a semi-automatic assault-style rifle on the Third Precinct police station while protesters were inside the building, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. At the time of the shooting, there were other people inside who were allegedly ransacking the building.

Surveillance video showed Hunter at the scene, the release states, and his gunfire caused about $85,000 in damage.

Hunter pleaded guilty last year to a federal riot charge. He was sentenced Tuesday to 52 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Floyd, who was Black, died on Memorial Day 2020 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for nearly eight minutes. The incident sparked protests around the world.

Hunter was a passenger in a truck that was stopped for multiple traffic violations in Austin in June 2020. Hunter had six loaded magazines for a semiautomatic rifle in a tactical vest he was wearing. Officers also found multiple firearms in the truck.

Hunter was arrested several days later, after agents learned of his online affiliation with another person with ties to the boogaloo movement, Steven Carrillo. Carrillo pleaded guilty in February to killing a federal protective officer in Oakland, California, during a protest over Floyd’s death.

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