Meanwhile in the Democrat hell hole of Travis County…
Sgt. Daniel Perry, an army soldier who shot and killed an armed BLM-Antifa protester in Austin last July was indicted on a murder charge on Thursday.
Perry’s lawyer, Clint Broden, argued his client, who was driving Uber when rioters mobbed his car, was acting in self-defense after the BLM activist, Garrett Foster pointed a gun at him.
“It is important to note that the standard of proof required for an indictment is significantly less than the standard of proof required for a conviction,” Perry’s lawyer said in statement said.
Perry was booked and released on $300,000 bail, the Associated Press reported.
An Army soldier who shot and killed an armed protester after driving into a crowd demonstrating against police violence in the Texas capital last summer has been indicted on a murder charge, authorities said Thursday.
Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said in a press conference Thursday that the grand jury returned indictments against Perry for the charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a deadly conduct misdemeanor charge in the July 25 death of Garrett Foster, 28. He said the grand jury reviewed evidence from investigations by the District Attorney’s office and a three-week investigation by Austin officers, who reviewed over 150 exhibits and interviewed 22 witnesses. Garza said Perry declined to testify before the grand jury, but that Perry’s attorney did provide a packet with information, which was shared with the grand jury with the exception of details not admissible in a trial.
Garza said his office planned to request that Perry surrender his firearms, in addition to other conditions, for his release.
Last summer Police confirmed that two people fired shots during an altercation in Austin between a motorist and a Black Lives Matter-Antifa protester, during which the protester was shot and killed.
Police say that the man who was killed, Garrett Foster, was armed and confronted the vehicle — but was not the other person who fired shots.
The Austin Police said during a late night press conference last July that Foster was carrying a rifle and may have approached the vehicle prior to the shooting.
Prior to being fatally shot, Garrett Foster said on camera 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.
A still frame from footage of the incident appears to show Foster in a posture that looks like he was pointing a weapon at the driver.
“One adult male victim was located with a gunshot wound,” the press officer said, before confirming he passed away at the hospital shortly after. “Initial reports indicate that the victim may have been carrying a rifle and approached the suspect vehicle. Suspect was in the vehicle and shot at the victim. Suspect was detained and is cooperating with officers.”
Side-by-side video with both angles, you can see Perry come to a complete stop before having to defend himself from the mob and Garrett Foster:
Side-by-side video with both angles, you can see Perry come to a complete stop before having to defend himself from the mob and Garrett Foster
Might be worth mentioning as well, Foster was a BLM allied boogpic.twitter.com/eYAoq9BzX9
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) July 1, 2021
Additional video of the shooting from last summer: