On the evening of September 18th, a Black Lives Matter activist walked into a bar and shot three people at point blank range.
Michael E. Rhynes Jr. walked into Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill, approached a table that had two white men and one black man sitting at it, and began firing.
While it was originally reported that the BLM activist was wearing a ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ shirt during the shooting, it has since been determined that he was actually wearing a t-shirt that featured a combined picture of Muhammad Ali and Colin Kaepernick, with the word “freedom” written on it.
According to the owner of the bar, Joe Bishop, Rhynes Jr. and his victims did not know each other. No words were spoken between them prior to the shooting.
“Nobody had ever seen this guy before… It was a totally random act,” said Bishop.
Rhynes Jr. was arrested just after midnight that night, when he was found crawling around in the bushes near the restaurant. It has been reported that he was ‘smiling from ear to ear’ as he was being arrested.
‘The suspect was smiling from ear to ear as he was arrested for the shooting at Bungalow Joe’s Bar & Grill.’
— Jenny #STOPTHESTEAL “It’s 1776!” #FightBack 👊 (@ouchinagirl) September 20, 2020
Toreon Jermaine Hudson and William Scott Smallwood were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim, Steven Matthew Head, died at University Hospital later that night from his injuries.
It has been reported that one of the victims was the bar manager’s fiancé, and that all three of the victims worked together.
Major news outlets have chosen not to report on the fact that the shooter was a Black Lives Matter activist.
Look how local news reports the BLM activist wearing justice for Breonna Taylor t-shirt randomly murders three people in a bar owned by an ex-cop.
No mention of race, BLM, or t-shirt.#MediaBias
— R W Nutjob (@RWNutjob1) September 21, 2020
Police have yet to report on the motive for the shooting. “We’re exploring all options at this point, and I don’t think that we want to pigeonhole ourselves and say that this is a hate crime or that this is racially motivated,” the leader of the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Homicide Unit said.
“We don’t have any evidence to say that at this point, and I don’t want to fuel that fire by saying something that we do not have definitive proof that actually happened,” he continued.
Rhynes Jr. has been charged with three counts of murder. According to reports, he has no violent criminal history prior to the shootings.