It’s the top story at FoxNews.com right now, but the AP may be overselling it a bit.
Police believe 2,000 to 3,000 people were in the area for a Juneteenth celebration when the attack occurred Tuesday night. The man who was killed had been trying to stop the group from attacking the vehicle’s driver when the crowd turned on him, authorities said.
Did “the crowd” kill him, or did a few members of the crowd kill him? From CBS-Austin:
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that Morales was a passenger in a car that may have hit a small child in the parking lot of 900 Thompson Street. Immediately after the accident, somebody assaulted the driver of the car that struck the child. The child was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Witnesses said several black males assaulted Morales when he stepped out of the vehicle to try and stop the crowd from assaulting the driver of the car he was in. Police believe there were 2,000 to 3,000 people in the area when the driver and Morales were attacked.
The American-Statesman says the victim’s sister found him at the scene bleeding from the head. Obviously, the “crowd’s” culpability depends on what they were doing when it went down. Watching? Cheering? Or was the event spread out over such a wide area that only a few people in the immediate vicinity knew what was happening? I can’t find any details online.
Needless to say, if they were watching and/or cheering, this story will head straight down the memory hole with the Christian-Newsom murders, rejected on account of Improper Narrative.