On June 12, Black Colorado State University football player Barry Wesley shed light on an experience, which he deemed the "the most unforgettable day of his life," to his team, where he implored his fellow Black teammates, “Be careful, If you think it can’t happen to you, it definitely can.”
Wesley was confronted on June 10th by Scott Gudmundsen, a local resident of Loveland, Colorado, outfitted with body armor, and a gun with an optic sight. He held the offensive linemen and his coworker, Kyle Farrell, at gunpoint while the two were trying to find clients for their roofing company.
Loveland officers arrived at the scene and arrested Gudmundsen on "two counts of felony menacing and false imprisonment, and two charges of illegal firearm use."
While Gudmundsen claims that he was protecting the community from Antifa, Wesley believes that Gudmundsen was a product of the climate the United States projects.
While Wesley continues to recover from this tragic event, he realizes that having vulnerability amidst his trauma will not only help him understand what he's been through but also educate those around him on some of the social injustice Black people are faced with.
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