This entire week has been a tragedy, from black men being killed by cops, to snipers killing cops. In light of all of this, it’s good to see that Mark Hughes was not another victim.
During the peaceful police shooting protest in Dallas, Hughes was peacefully and lawfully walking around with an unloaded assault rifle; Texas is an open carry state. After shots broke out people started pointing to Hughes as a shooter.
You can say that Twitter saved this man’s life. There were several videos floating around that would show Hughes standing on a corner at the time of the shootings, which the shots fired came from elevated positions around the area. Hughes approached an officer to turn over his weapon, and was also interigated for 30 minutes by the police.
KTVT found the man Dallas Police earlier called a shooting suspect. He's pissed. pic.twitter.com/wXhmGektYo
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) July 8, 2016