LOVELAND, Colo. (KDVR) — Barry Wesley may be a 6-foot-7-inch, 300-pound offensive lineman for the Colorado State University football team but on June 11, he felt powerless.
“I just remember crying and starting to let all my emotions out and saying, ‘Please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me,’ and he said, ‘Oh, don’t worry, the police are going to do that for me,’” said Wesley, describing the day he was forced to the ground at gunpoint by a man Loveland police have identified as Scott Gudmundsen.
Wesley is biracial. He and a white coworker had been knocking on doors in Gudmundsen’s neighborhood to solicit business for a roofing company when Gudmundsen allegedly yelled at them, demanding their identification.
That was on June 10 and that same afternoon, Gudmundsen allegedly called the roofing company to say he “did not want Antifa or Mexicans or Blacks in my neighborhood,” according to a motion filed by Wesley’s civil attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai.