Teen pleads not guilty to 17 charges related to protest shooting

Protester shot along Morrison bridge

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The 18-year-old driver of the car from which a 14-year-old passenger shot and wounded an Anti-Trump protester on November 12 pleaded not guilty to 17 charges in court on Tuesday.

Shamar Xavier Hunter faces 17 total charges for two alleged crimes -- the attempted murder during the protests as well as a different gang-related shooting on Nov. 1. His next scheduled court date is January 3, 2017.

Charges for the Nov. 12 shooting include one count of attempted murder, one count of first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and four counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

For the Nov. 1 shooting, Hunter faces one count of attempted murder, one count of first-degree attempted assault and six counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Bail for Hunter is set at $1,095,000.

The shooting occurred after occupants of a car got into a confrontation with protesters on a bridge. Hunter was driver of the car. Police have said occupants of the car are believed to be criminal gang associates.

A 14-year-old is the suspected shooter of 21-year-old Luis Carlos Paredes-Luis, who was shot in the leg and expected to survive. Portland Police say Paredes was participating in the protest march and is not affiliated with any gang.

The 14-year-old suspect is being held at a juvenile detention center and faces charges of attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

On Nov. 14, Portland police released 18-year-old Steffon Marquese Corothers from jail. He was arrested in the Nov. 12 shooting, but police later determined he was not a suspect.

Protester filming as shooting happened 

One protester, Cameron Whitten, was filming as the shooting happened. 

Watch: Shooting scene on the Morrison Bridge (about 3 hours, 3 minutes into video)

Day 4 - Live from Portland's Continued Protest against President-Elect Trump, Part 2

Posted by Cameron Whitten on Friday, November 11, 2016

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