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Rantz: CHOP shooting victim arrested for domestic violence assault

Jul 12, 2020, 10:21 AM | Updated: Jul 13, 2020, 8:04 am

A surviving victim of a CHOP shooting was previously charged with assault stemming from a brutal alleged domestic violence incident.

DeJuan Maurice Young says he was shot just outside the former CHOP zone by a group of four white supremacists.

“So basically I was shot by, I’m not sure if they’re ‘Proud Boys’ or KKK,” Young told KIRO 7 TV. “But the verbiage that they said was hold this [expletive] and shot me.” He told KING 5 when he was shot, “the recoil and the surprise pushed me on top of the hood of the vehicle. At that time, he stood over top of me and continued to shoot. And I tried to block myself.”

Though there’s no evidence presented that any of this happened, Young miraculously escaped death from being shot at close range, while being held down on the hood of a car. And be sure not to confuse his GoFundMe page, set up to help him deal with this shooting, with a previous GoFundMe page that shares his name and likeness from a shooting in 2018. I’m told by police that it took place outside a Belltown nightclub. Another case of wrong place, wrong time, perhaps.

Domestic violence details

Before the shooting, Young faced charges of domestic violence against a girlfriend he allegedly threatened to shoot. The incident occurred in May of this year.

The King County Prosecutor’s Office contends Young became aggressive during sex with the victim. She asked him to stop, but he wouldn’t. He allegedly became so angry he “grabbed her by the throat and pushed her onto the bed.” He went on to strangle the victim “until she could not breathe or talk,” according to court documents.

Young wasn’t done dealing with the victim. He allegedly “punched and kicked” her, before threatening to shoot her. He even “told a deputy that he was ‘going to kill that [expletive]’ when he got out of jail.”

According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Young did not appear for the scheduled arraignment on May 26. A warrant was filed. Before Young was to be released from the hospital for his CHOP-related injuries, the King County Sheriff’s Office arrested and booked him. He remains behind bars under $100,000 bond until his hearing on July 14.

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