A North Dakota man charged with killing a Republican teenager by plowing him down in an alley with his SUV reportedly told police it was over the teen’s “Republican extremist” views.
Shannon Brandt, 41, was chraged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly accident in the death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson Sunday in McHenry, a small town two hours northwest of Fargo, KVRR-TV reports.
“Court papers show Brandt called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and told the 911 dispatcher that he just hit Ellingson, claiming the teen was part of a Republican extremist group and was calling people to come get Brandt after a political argument,” the Inforum reports.
The teen’s mom, Sheri Larson Ellingons, told law enforcement her son called her moments before the crash and asked if she knew Brandt. She said she knew him but did not believe her son knew him.
Police arrested Brandt at his home after he fled the scene and called 911 to report the crash. Authorities said he was allegedly drunk at the time.
After the judge ordered Brandt be held onf a $50,000 bail he objected, saying he is not a flight risk, Inforum reports.
“I have a job, a life and a house and things I don’t want to see go by the wayside — family that are very important to me,” Brandt told the judge.
Many online pointed out Ellingson’s death comes two weeks after President Biden’s speech labeling MAGA Republicans as “semi-fascists.”
“Cayler Ellingson was murdered by a left-wing extremist in North Dakota,” Jack Posobiec tweeted. “He was run over for being a Republican.”
Cayler Ellingson was murdered by a left-wing extremist in North Dakota— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 20, 2022
He was run over for being a Republican pic.twitter.com/ss39I1YzYj
REPORT: 18-Year-Old Cayler Ellingson Murdered by Angry Democrat 2 WEEKS AFTER JOE BIDEN’S DIVISIVE SPEECH Declaring HIS POLITICAL OPPOSITION Enemies of the State…— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) September 20, 2022
The victim’s name is Cayler Ellingson. He is like Heather Heyer, the left-winger murdered by a neo-Nazi in Charlottesville. Except the man who drove into Ellingson did so after @JoeBiden incited Democrat hate, and the press will never ask Biden to disavow. https://t.co/KNMLqsnGsO— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 21, 2022
The murderer of Cayler Ellingson said he believed the teen was a right wing extremist. He used Joe Biden’s exact words. The president’s hands are drenched in the blood of this teenager.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) September 21, 2022
41-year-old Shannon Brandt killed 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson, who he claimed was a “Republican extremist.”— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) September 21, 2022
This comes as the Biden regime stokes a culture of violence against half the nation, with Joe Biden saying “MAGA Republicans” represent “extremism.” pic.twitter.com/BRbXIOnkJw
Joe Biden’s rhetoric has consequences. When you label anyone who disagrees with you an “extremist,” this happens. This should be a wall-to-wall story. https://t.co/mQQEf3Ykbd— Karol Markowicz (@karol) September 21, 2022
A GoFundMe has been set up by a lifelong family friend of the Ellingsons. Hundreds have donated as of Wednesday, surpassing the $10,000 goal with over $17,000.
“Cayler was taken way too soon from them and their other son Chases Life A thing no parent should ever have to endure in their life, is to lose a child. Cayler has went to heaven and will be missed by his Mom, Dad, Brother, Uncles, Aunts, cousins many Family and Friends,” Nicole Clifton Geiszler wrote.
“Please lend a helping hand to help this family in such a huge and tragic loss of Cayler. God Blessings and Prayers to all of Cayler’s Family and Friends,” she added.
Cayler Ellingson was intentionally killed for being a conservative. If you would like to help with his funeral expenses, here is a link… https://t.co/e3PfThOu0L— Dr. Gina – RAV (@RealAmVoice) (@RealDrGina) September 20, 2022
ZERO mainstream media coverage on Shannon Brandt, the 41-year-old man who admitted to intentionally murdering teenager Cayler Ellingson because he was a Republican. pic.twitter.com/bxCdUq1ROM— Addison Smith (@AddisonSmithOAN) September 21, 2022