A community is mourning the loss of an 18-year-old conservative man from Grace City, North Dakota, who was killed in a deadly hit-and-run by a driver who has declared he ran him over because he was a “Republican extremist.”
Foster County Deputies were called to the scene of the fatal hit-and-run that happened in an alleyway near Johnston Street and Jones Avenue in McHenry, North Dakota.
Court documents say 41-year-old Shannon Brandt called 911 to report that he had hit a pedestrian. Brandt told State Radio that the pedestrian was part of a “Republican extremist group” and that he had a political argument with him. The pedestrian has been identified in a GoFundMe page as 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson.
Valley News Live report:
Ellingson was pronounced dead at a Carrington Hospital. Brandt has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide and DUI.
Court records show a judge set bail at $50,000.
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