Austin Man Who Regularly Attended BLM Protests Fatally Shot By Gunman Who Drove Into Crowd
Garrett Foster's mother says he and his partner attended Black Lives Matter rallies nearly every day.
July 27, 2020 at 3:50 pm
Police are asking for help in investigating an incident in which a man attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas, was fatally shot.
Garrett Foster marched in downtown Austin on Saturday to fight against police violence while pushing his fiancée in a wheelchair, reports The Dallas Morning News. Foster and Whitney Mitchell, a quadruple amputee, had been attending protests in the past few weeks. Foster, a white man, and Mitchell, a Black woman, were passionate about racial equality.
Foster, along with the rest of the demonstrators, was marching down 4th Street and Congress Avenue when a driver turned down the road and started honking their horn. Protesters said that the driver “aggressively accelerated” into the crowd, according to KXAN.
Last night, Garrett Foster was murdered in Austin, Texas.— agitator in chief (@soit_goes) July 26, 2020
Garrett was pushing his wife's wheelchair at #BlackLivesMatter march when a man drove into the march and shot Garrett.
Rest in power, Garrett. pic.twitter.com/1YicugNE2J