Garret Foster an Antifa rioter was shot dead at a protest in Austin, Texas, he was armed with an AK-47 rifle, and told a local reporter that opponents of Black Lives Matter are “p**sies.” His death set off a partisan blame game online.
The victim, was taken to hospital with “critical, life-threatening injuries” late on Saturday evening, where he died shortly afterward. A police spokeswoman said he was attending a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in the city, and may have approached a passing car while brandishing a rifle.
The driver, who shot the victim from inside his vehicle, was taken into custody by police.
On Sunday night Austin police released the driver who shot Garrett Foster.
Dallas News reported:
AUSTIN — Police have released the driver who allegedly killed an armed protester Saturday night in downtown Austin, while they investigate what led to the fatal shooting.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley identified the man who was shot as Garrett Foster.
Foster was attending the protest against police violence and had been pushing the wheelchair of his fiancée, Whitney Mitchell, 28, who is a quadruple amputee. The couple, who met in North Texas as teenagers, moved to Austin a couple of years ago and had attended protests in recent weeks, their mothers told The Dallas Morning News.
Austin police are investigating what occurred between Foster, who they said was carrying an AK-47-style rifle during the protest, and the driver, who called police to report that he’d shot someone…
… Witnesses reported that just before 10 p.m. Saturday, a car turned down the street toward the protesters and the driver started honking its horn. The vehicle stopped in the roadway, police said, and Foster approached the driver’s side window as others began striking the car. The driver then opened fire, striking Foster.
Manley said at a news conference Sunday that the driver reported Foster pointed his weapon at them before the shooting. KVUE-TV reported that police have said Foster did not discharge his weapon, but the chief did say someone else in the crowd did return fire as the car left the scene.
The Austin Police Department has not yet stated in detail how they believe the incident played out, but did note that two people opened fire. They added that the suspect is cooperating with their investigation.
Manley said the driver and several witnesses told police Foster approached the driver’s side window of the vehicle and pointed an assault rifle at the driver.
The driver said they shot Foster and drove off, police said.
Manley said the driver called 911 and reported the incident. That person was taken into custody but later released. The driver’s name wasn’t immediately released.
Video of the shooting below:
Here is another camera angle of the car hurriedly turning right, stopping so as NOT TO HIT ANYONE and then blowing the horn which is when the group started banging on his car, it was obviously not an attempt to hit anyone, nobody was hit and it was just another BLM/Antifa mob trying to bully someone in a car.
The information that the Foster first pointed his gun was reported by Ray Pearson from Red State Nation.
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Pointing his gun at the driver (victum owns an ak-47 pic.twitter.com/VASSv8tbPK
— Fat Sans (@Danny_moist) July 26, 2020
Lol the attempted murderer got killed. Garret open fire first dumbass. You can hear it in the video. AK47 is the louder boom. Which also happens first. Crowd is lucky no one else got hit by his missed shots. What happens when beta’s carry
— Add your name (@HereForPeace420) July 26, 2020
Garrett Foster, the Black Lives Matter protester who was fatally shot by a motorist in Austin on Saturday night was caught on camera saying that the “people who hate us” are “too big of p-ssies to actually do anything about it” when asked why he was carrying a rifle.
“They don’t let us march in the streets anymore, so I got to practice some of our rights,” he responded.
The interview then asked if he felt like he would need to use it.
“Nah,” he responded. “I mean, if I use it against the cops I’m dead. I think all the people that hate us and want to say shit to us are too big of p-ssies to stop and actually do anything about it.”
In the interview, he confirmed that he was carrying the famous communist weapon AK-47!
he is on camera talking about using it on cops sweety pic.twitter.com/ei96xYHBgy
— Anime gorilla wyatt (@animegorilla) July 26, 2020
For starters, there are 8 total gunshots CLEARLY heard on camera with a faint echo after the first group of 5 and the second group of 3, the first 5 sound EXACTLY like the cheap AK (probably an AKM) he was carrying around and are obviously from something bigger than the handgun he was killed with, the last 3 sound like a handgun. if he never fired any shots, it really wouldn’t change anything because the law doesn’t say you have to be shot at first before you defend yourself. The statement from cops that 3 shots were fired from the driver first because the gun was pointed at him and the rest were return fire from someone in the crowd are just not true even if the 2 people the police questioned said so. you can clearly hear 5 louder shots and then 3 quieter shots.
That’s the root of things right there. If I am armed and the other person is armed and they point their barrel at me they will be shot, I will operate on the assumption they plan to use it or they wouldn’t be pointing it at me. Want to warn someone or get their attention? Point it up and fire into the air. Want to get shot? Point it at someone and don’t use it.
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