Thirty five-year-old Nicholas Kraus is charged with second-degree intentional murder and two counts of assault with dangerous weapon.
He drove his car into a crowd of protestors in uptown Minneapolis Sunday night. NBC News reports Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman described the attack as a “violent intentional act.”
Protestors were at the corner of Lake Street and Girard Avenue in remembrance of shooting victim Winston Boogie Smith Jr. Smith was killed earlier this month by a U.S. Marshals Service task force during his arrest.
Kraus drove his car at the crowd originally hitting a parked car that, in turn, hit several people. Three were injured as a result and 31-year-old Deona Knajdek was killed according to KNSI Radio.
Dene Dryden reported for KNSI that Kraus was driving without a license after five previous DWI convictions.
His bond is set at $1 million and will appear in court Thursday, June 17. According to NBC News, Kraus is believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the attack.