North Dakota official says no evidence to Shannon Brandt’s claim Cayler Ellingson was Republican extremist

A North Dakota law enforcement officer said there was no evidence that the teenager who was fatally mowed down over a “political argument” was a member of a “Republican extremist group,” according to a report.

Shannon Brandt, 41, told police he hit Cayler Ellingson, 18, with his SUV during a street party in the small city of McHenry early Sunday morning and fled the scene because the teen had threatened him. Ellingson was taken to a hospital and later died.

Brandt also claimed to police that Ellingson said he was a member of an unnamed right-wing extremist group.

North Dakota official says no evidence to Shannon Brandt’s claim Cayler Ellingson was Republican extremist
Cayler Ellingson, 18, was hit by Brandt’s car in McHenry, North Dakota, early Sunday morning following a dispute.
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But North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind told Fox News Digital on Thursday that “there is no evidence to support the claim Brandt made” about Ellingson being in any such group.

“This remains an active investigation and as evidence is gathered and reviewed, we will consult with the Foster County State’s Attorney to determine if Brandt’s current charges will remain … or if additional charges will be brought against him,” said Niewind.

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