‘Boogaloo Boi’ Ivan Hunter pleads guilty to firing an assault rifle at 3rd Minneapolis Police Station – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 27-year-old man from San Antonio, Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday to a criminal riot charge for firing more than a dozen shots at the building of the Third Minneapolis Police Station during the riots that followed the death of George Floyd.
Ivan Hunter says he came to Minneapolis in May 2020 to be part of the unrest after Floyd was killed by an officer on Memorial Day.
Hunter, who said he was a member of the violent and anti-government group called Boogaloo Bois, is seen on surveillance video firing 13 shots from an AK-47 style rifle in the compound on the night of May 28. Bullet casings were later collected at the scene by investigators. Police had already evacuated the building, but there were looters inside at the time.
Court documents have shown Hunter returned to Texas and posted about his Minneapolis activities on social media. Within a week of shooting the compound, Austin, Texas, police stopped a vehicle in which Hunter was a passenger. He wore a loaded AK-47 style magazine on his jacket, and several assault rifles and handguns were prominently inside the vehicle.
Investigators then linked Hunter to Steven Carrillo, a member of Boogaloo Bois, accused of murdering a federal service officer in California.
Ex-officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of Floyd’s murder last spring.