Garret Foster was a BLM marcher who was shot in Austin while open carrying an AK clone. The man who shot him has come forward and released a statement through his attorney.
The man is Daniel Perry, an active duty US Army sergeant who was driving for Uber on the night of the shooting, when he turned a corner toward a protest he did not know was taking place. At that point, the protesters began beating on Perry’s car. Foster then allegedly approached the car window holding an assault rifle and gestured with the gun for the driver to roll down the window. Perry did so because he believed the person was associated with law enforcement.
Soon after rolling down the window, Perry realized Foster was not an officer when Foster raised his rifle at Perry. The attorney said Perry perceived that as a threat to his life and fired at Foster using a handgun he kept in his car.