47-year-old George Howard has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting 38-year-old Luis Damian Martinez Ortiz in a road-rage feud on a Minneapolis highway.
The shooting took place on August 29th, where security footage appeared to show Ortiz approaching Howard’s vehicle and punching him before Howard shot the man in the chest and sped off.
The alleged murder took place just weeks after Howard was released from jail thanks to assistance from the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a bail reform group promoted by Kamala Harris.
Harris tweeted a link to the group’s fundraising page during the BLM riots of 2020 where dozens of people were murdered and millions of dollars worth of damages took place.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund commented on the alleged murder, saying, “We are aware of reports of the tragic and fatal shooting in Minneapolis earlier this week allegedly involving George Howard, an individual the Minnesota Freedom Fund had previously provided with bail support.”
“MFF believes that every individual who has been arrested by the law enforcement is innocent until proven guilty, and if a judge deems them eligible for bail, they should not have to wait in jail simply because they don’t have the same income or access to resources as others,” the group added.
If found guilty, Howard could face up to 80 years in prison.
As Kamala Harris faces backlash for supporting the bail group, the vice president heads to California to shill for disgraced Governor Gavin Newsom who is currently facing a recall election.