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Iowa man supporting Donald Trump at Des Moines rally who shot black girl gets “generous” plea deal


This news story was published on June 19, 2021.
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DES MOINES – An Iowa man charged with attempted murder after shooting a teen girl at the Iowa capitol in his support of Donald Trump has received a “generous” plea deal after the incident.

On Sunday, December 6, at approximately 2:55 p.m., the Iowa State Patrol, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Des Moines Police Department were dispatched to a State Capitol Complex parking lot near the Lucas State Office Building on a report of shots fired.

A confrontation occurred between a gathering of people – reportedly participating in a rally to support Donald Trump – leading to a minor female victim (15 years of age) suffering a gunshot wound. Per the complaint and affidavit, 25-year-old Michael McKinney of St. Charles, Iowa, intentionally fired a handgun at a vehicle driving through the parking lot of the Lucas State Office Building which resulted in the victim suffering her injuries. The female victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The complaint states, “Michael McKinney intentionally fired a handgun at J.H. while she was riding in a vehicle traveling through the parking lot of the Lucas State Office building. J.H. suffered a gunshot wound and was admitted to a hospital. When questioned McKinney admitted to being responsible for the shooting and turned over his firearm to law enforcement.”

McKinney was arrested and charged with attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon – injure/provoke fear (class c felony), willful injury – causing serious injury (class c felony), assault while participating in a felony, reckless use of firearm and going armed with intent.

In what has been reported as a “generous” plea deal as described by prosecutors, McKinney has entered a guilty plea to only intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury, both felonies. He now awaits sentencing on August 9.

Michael McKinney

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17 Responses to Iowa man supporting Donald Trump at Des Moines rally who shot black girl gets “generous” plea deal

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    two bad it wasnt you he shoot, in the hed

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 20, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Not capitalizing the “T” on the word “Two”, no apostrophe in the word “wasn’t”, the word “head” spelled “hed”, and no period at the end of the sentence. Refresh my memory, from under what rock did you crawl out from again???

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 20, 2021 at 8:46 pm

        The same one you did Einstein. Hook, line, and sinker.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm

          In your dreams, retard. In your dreams. lol

          • Anonymous

            June 21, 2021 at 2:04 pm

            Anyone who still uses the word ‘retard’ should stay under his rock.

          • Anonymous

            June 21, 2021 at 10:14 pm

            Calling people names is what they do when they are wrong.

          • Anonymous

            June 24, 2021 at 9:37 am

            I’ve called them stupid because they’re stupid.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Man is kind of a generous description of this limp punk

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Biden is President, trump is not. 🙂

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 21, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Impeach Harris and Pelosi, then medically remove Biden.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Happens all the time in Mason – probably get life if he gets a socialist liberal judge -juneteenth you know?

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2021 at 7:28 am

    One of the IDIOT’S gestapo follower!

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 19, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Let me shoot you and see if you ask yourself if I did anything wrong. Fing idiot!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 19, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      dumb liberals need to learn to stop harassing and attacking people with different political views. wish he could’ve gotten the charges dropped

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 20, 2021 at 11:09 am

        Dumb Repukes need to stop being whinyass pussies when half of the population disagrees with them.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 21, 2021 at 10:08 am

          And the Democrats are getting what they want. Biden will go and Camel Harris will take over. Then the Old Drunk Pelosi will try to take over. Just like the script was written.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 19, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    The governor probably put in a good word for him.