A Colorado man who shot dead a sheriff’s deputy in Denver and wounded four others early Sunday posted alt-right and pro-Trump content to his Facebook account.
37-year-old Matthew Riehl was killed in a shootout with law enforcement after barricading himself inside his apartment and opening fire on five deputies and two bystanders. The authorities had been responding to a noise complaint at the suburban apartment building last weekend.
The page contained images of Pepe the Frog, a character that has been adopted as a mascot by the alt-right, a loose knit group of nationalists, white nationalists, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists.
Lots of 4chan/alt-right references. pic.twitter.com/3q5nOfVRMe
— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) January 1, 2018