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Trump Supporter Fatally Shoots Neighbor Because ‘He Thought He Was a Democrat’



Austin Gene Gibbs

An Ohio man was arrested and charged with murder after he shot and killed his neighbor because he thought he was a Democrat, local news outlet The Journal News reported Monday.

The man, Austin Gene Gibbs, 26, was taken into custody by Butler County sheriff’s deputies just before noon Monday after following a 9-11 call from the victim’s family.

“My neighbor just shot my dad,” the victim’s son told dispatchers. “[He] has come over multiple times making statements. He’s insane.”

The victim’s wife sobbed as she told dispatchers that her husband, Anthony Lee King, had been cutting grass and doing yard work when she went inside to let their dog out, and that’s when she heard gunshots.

“I look in the backyard and that man is walking away from my husband and my husband is on the ground,” the woman told dispatchers. “He has come over like four times confronting my husband because he thought he was a Democrat, Why, why … Please, I don’t understand.”

Investigators said they found Mr. King, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Gibbs, a self-described Trump supporter, was arrested a short time later while driving away from the shooting scene with his father. He’s being held at the Butler County jail on a $950,000 bond.


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