By all reports, Garrett Foster was committed to the BLM movement. Not only was he an active participant as such, he also made a point of carrying his AK-47 to the same. In all fairness, with Texas being an “Open Carry” state, that was his right under the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
Nonetheless, Foster was shot and killed during the weekend’s BLM march on the streets of Austin, Texas.
However, unlike the BLM march in Louisville, Kentucky, this wasn’t a negligent discharge caused by individuals who don’t follow common sense safety precautions. Interestingly enough, the Austin PD already had the shooter in custody, but has since released him or her.
Without coming out and saying it, it sure looks as if the APD is hinting around that the shooter very well may have acted in self-defense.
As reported by KVUE-TV of Austin;
Police identify Downtown Austin protest shooting victim; say he reportedly pointed weapon at car before being shot, killed.
[Austin Chief of Police Brian] Manley confirmed on July 26 that one shooter was the driver of a car and said the other was in the crowd and may have opened fire on the car as it drove away.
The victim, identified by police on July 26 as 28-year-old Garrett Foster, was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he later died. Police said the incident was a homicide. [NOTE: Well, duh. ALL killings are generically tagged as “homicide”. The real question is this: Was this a justifiable homicide?]
In an update on July 26, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said reports indicated Foster was carrying a rifle when he approached the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect then shot out of their car at Foster, according to APD. Manley said that the person who shot Foster called 911 to report that someone had pointed a gun at his vehicle and that he fired at the person pointing the gun. That suspect was detained and cooperating with officers, police said Sunday morning.
The first person, according to Manley, to have fired a weapon in the incident appears to have been driver in the car. Manley said those shots came after the driver said Foster pointed weapon at him.
Manley confirmed on July 26 that one shooter was the driver of a car and said the other was in the crowd and may have opened fire on the car as it drove away.
Investigators are trying to determine what charges the two shooters may face.
Manley said detectives are reviewing “precise actions” of those involved, investigators are coordinating with Travis County prosecutors, and the two people who fired shots have been released “pending further investigation.”
Again on a personal note, like the driver, I would have hauled-ass out of there posthaste before the BLM mob has the opportunity to kill me.
Just like the driver, I would have turned myself over to the APD only when I got away from that Marxist mob.
Garrett Foster, the Black Lives Matter supporter who was shot and killed tonight in Austin, TX, was interviewed with his AK47.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 26, 2020