The protests continue two months from the day of George Floyd’s killing.
Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white cop pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes as he said he couldn’t breathe.
A BLACK Lives Matter protester was shot dead last night during a march in Austin, Texas.
Police in Texas confirmed a man was shot and killed at 9:52pm last night during a protest in downtown Austin.
A clip of the scene shared online show protesters marching through the streets and shouting “Black lives” and waving banners reading “BLM”.
Seconds later, five shots are fired and the video loses focus as protesters scream and run for cover.
Warning: The video below contains graphic images and language.
“Someone got out of their car and shot one of the protesters,” the livestreamer said.
The man who was livestreaming, Hiram Gilberto, wrote in a follow up Facebook post:
Medics performed CPR on the victim, but he later died at Dell Seton Medical Center, officials said. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. The suspected shooter is cooperating with officials, police said.
No other injuries were reported. Police did not release the names of the victim or the suspect.
Officer Katrina Ratcliff said in a press conference late last night that the person who shot and killed the man had fired from inside the vehicle.
The police found a man with a gunshot wound, who was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Austin senior Police Officer Katrina Ratcliff said. No one else was injured.
Initial reports indicated the victim may have been carrying a rifle and approached the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect was detained and is cooperating and there is no longer a threat to the public.
Ratcliff did not take any questions and said it “was very early in an active investigation.”
Witnesses say that the victim fired 5 shots with his AK-47 before he was shot dead
He fired five shots into the car with his AK-47 before the driver fired back and killed him. You are a very sick person.
— Tony Heller (@Tony__Heller) July 26, 2020
Pointing his gun at the driver (victum owns an ak-47 pic.twitter.com/VASSv8tbPK
— Fat Sans (@Danny_moist) July 26, 2020
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