An alleged Minneapolis domestic abuser has been arrested and charged with murder he is said to have carried out weeks after being released thanks to a bail fund backed by Vice President Kamala Harris.
George Howard, 48, was bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) on August 6 after being held on a $11,500 on charges of domestic abuse.
Weeks later, Howard was charged with murder when he shot another driver on I-94 during a road rage incident on August 29.
The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Luis Damian Martinez Ortiz was pronounced dead after he was shot in the chest by Howard.
MFF's work- which helped free Howard to allegedly kill - was promoted by Vice President Kamala Harris during her campaign last year.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,' Harris tweeted.
Minnesota man George Howard, 48, has been charged with murder weeks after he was released on domestic abuse charges by the Minnesota Freedom Fund
The fund was backed by Vice President Kamala Harris during her 2020 campaign
Surveillance footage obtained by the Minneapolis Police Department captured the road rage incident that occurred near the entrance ramp of the interstate.
Howard was reportedly driving a white Volvo with Ortiz in a blue BMW.
The footage revealed the moment Ortiz was shot after he approached Howard's vehicle only to collapse shortly after.
Ortiz later crashed into the center median after getting back into his car and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
After Howard fled the scene, footage revealed him driving to a nearby gas station where he then switched with another passenger in the vehicle.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer