*His action(s), driving a car into a crowd of peaceful protestors, injuring 19 people and killing one, is being described by some as an act of domestic terrorism.
He is a 20-year-old Ohio man who is now charged with murder after allegedly plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
By Saturday evening authorities had identified the driver of the vehicle as James Alex Fields Jr.
Police in Charlottesville say Fields killed a 32-year-old woman when he intentionally struck her with his silver Dodge Challenger.
Fields is also facing the second-degree murder charge, along with three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in death … according to the superintendent of the Albemarle Regional Jail.
Relatives told The Washington Post that Fields grew up mostly in Northern Kentucky, and had been raised by a single mother who was a paraplegic.
“Not really friendly,” an uncle told the Washington Post of Fields. “More subdued.”
Fields had allegedly been driving through a crowd of mostly counter-protesters — people who had converged near Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park in opposition to a white supremacist rally there.
Witnesses said the Challenger suddenly sped up from a complete stop, ramming into the protesters and sending bodies flying.
Some 19 people were injured, five critically, officials said.