Federal authorities say a witness identified Boerne man Ivan Harrison Hunter in this photo of far-right Boogaloo Bois who were present at George Floyd protests in Minneapolis.
A Boerne man associated with the far-right Boogaloo Bois admitted in federal court Thursday that he crossed state lines to instigate chaos during George Floyd protests last summer, Minneapolis Public Radio reports
Ivan Harrison Hunter, 24, pleaded guilty to a single count of rioting, according to the MPR story. He conceded that on May 28, 2020, he fired 13 rounds from an assault rifle into an evacuated Minneapolis police precinct station as other rioters looted it and lit it on fire.
The charge carries a maximum prison term of five years, according to the report.
Federal authorities brought charges against Hunter in October of last year, as reported in the Current
. He made his initial court appearance in San Antonio.
In documents, federal investigators said they identified Hunter by matching a skull mask visible in video of the incident to a photo on his Facebook account showing him wearing the same mask.
Federal authorities say this mask worn by Ivan Hunter in a Facebook photo helped place him at the scene in Minneapolis.
According to the federal complaint against the Boerne man, he exchanged Facebook messages with other Boogaloo Bois members about driving to Minnesota to use the protests over the police murder of Floyd as a catalyst to sow unrest.
The Boogaloo Bois is a loosely organized extremist organization that aims to incite a second civil war. Some members of the group are white supremacists who maintain that the ensuing conflict will be a race war.
In court documents cited by MPR, investigators alleged that Hunter communicated with Steven Carrillo, a California Boogaloo Bois member charged with killing a federal officer and a sheriff’s deputy.
Two Boogaloo Bois with whom Hunter corresponded prior to the Minneapolis riot have already pleaded guilty to supporting a foreign terrorist organization, the radio station reports. Federal authorities accused them of offering to sell weapons to an FBI informant posing as a Hamas member, according to the story.
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