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VIDEO: Antifa Opens Fire On Crowd At Olympia Bus Station, Shoots Proud Boy

Olympia, WA – Antifa opened fire on members of the Proud Boys during a clash at the Intercity Transit Station earlier this month, according to police (video below).

The confrontation occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the downtown bus station on State Avenue, Olympia Interim Police Chief Aaron Jelcick said in a press release on Friday.

Chief Jelcick said the Proud Boys and antifa “convened in Downtown Olympia intent on engaging in conflict with one another.”

He noted that the two groups “have a history” of such behavior, and alleged most of the people who showed up for the opposing gatherings were from other towns.

The Olympia Police Department (OPD) released surveillance footage that showed a group of Proud Boys following a mob of black-bloc-clad antifa into the Intercity Transit Station during the Sept. 4 confrontation.

While the rest of the antifa ran off, one member of the group stopped and fired multiple rounds at the Proud Boys, the video showed.

“We can confirm that the shots were fired by someone from the Antifa group, and the bullet struck a member of the Proud Boys,” Chief Jelcick said.

The Proud Boy member was hit in the ankle and transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital for treatment, The Olympian reported.

Media outlets identified the man who was shot as Proud Boys organizer Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, who hails from Portland.

Ahead of Chief Jelcick’s announcement Friday, antifa and leftists had been spreading online rumors that Toese had actually shot himself during the incident, The Olympian reported.

The antifa gunman fled the area prior to the OPD’s arrival at the scene.

“Our investigators are tracking leads on them,” Chief Jelcick said. “Once identified, we will arrest and charge them for this crime.”

He urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact the OPD.

Chief Jelcick said the Proud Boys have vowed to return to Olympia on Sept. 18 in response to the Sept. 4. shooting.

He urged them and antifa to stay away from the city.

“We have a simple message to anyone considering coming to Olympia to respond to the shooting, to anyone making preparation to fight or to anyone who is willing to take part in violence on our streets: Do not come to our city. If you are already in our city, stay home,” the chief wrote.

“To our residents, please know the Olympia Police Department will do all it can to protect the peace and safety of the Olympia community,” he added.

Chief Jelcick said the OPD has been investigating “multiple crimes” committed by both antifa and the Proud Boys during the Sept. 4 weekend.

“This type of behavior is inexcusable and cannot be tolerated,” he said in the press release.

Chief Jelcick told The Olympian that the OPD will be taking “an aggressive approach to law violations” involving both groups, “particularly given the fact that these two groups have a propensity to engage one another in violent behavior.”

More OPD officers will be deployed in an effort to curb the potential violence.

“We’re going to plan for the worst and hope for the best as far as that goes,” Chief Jelcick said of the upcoming anticipated gatherings. “We will have more staff on them than we had the previous day and we intend to prevent as much as possible for these two groups to come together.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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