Police are investigating a fatal vehicle crash that took place this afternoon at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as a homicide and have charged a suspect with second-degree murder in the killing.
A 32-year-old woman died when a vehicle was driven into the crowd during the anti-rally protest earlier today.
Authorities in Virginia said late Saturday that an OH man had been booked into jail on murder and other charges, but did not say whether he was the driver who plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
On Saturday afternoon, a auto plowed through a crowd of anti-racist protestors, killing one and injuring several others, in Charlottesville, Va., and several hours later, a suspect was arrested and is now being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
According to CNN, 20-year-old OH resident is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, in addition to malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.
His alleged action led to the death of a yet to be identified 32 year old woman and several critical injuries.
Fields, who police say was driving the auto, was taken into custody not far from the crash site. Her name was not released.
Charlottesville Police say the suspect is in custody.
"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.